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WITNESS Seeks Input in a New Video Advocacy Planning Tool Kit

Posted in Uncategorized by Sarah on July 29, 2010

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Chris Michael, the Video Advocacy Training Manager at WITNESS posted a call on the WITNESS Blog today for community input for the Video Advocacy Planning Tool Kit the organizations is working on creating.  As Chris states in the post, there will be a series of training-related posts on the blog that he hopes will generate commentary from readers:

[Training] WITNESS is Creating a Video Advocacy Planning Toolkit and We Want Your Input

Hi.  Chris Michael here, the Video Advocacy Training Manager at WITNESS.  I’m excited to start off this training-related series of posts with an overview of what we’re up to with our new training initiatives.  All of the posts in this series will feature some behind the scenes work we’re doing – and we’re inviting you to collaborate with us by providing your feedback, suggestions and ideas to help us enhance our work.

If you’re new to WITNESS, we’re a 28 person organization that works internationally to train, equip and support human rights advocates to strategically use video.  We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

In our 18-year history, WITNESS has enabled thousands of human rights organizations and defenders in over 70 countries to tell stories of human rights violations that would otherwise remain unseen and unheard. These stories are then used to create lasting change and end abuse.

To amplify and share WITNESS’ lessons learned, best practices and case studies, we are creating an interactive video advocacy planning toolkit that lies at the foundation of our partnerships and successful advocacy videos.  This post is sharing an overview of the Toolkit project and we invite you to help us make it an optimal resource.

Check out the entire post at the WITNESS Blog


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  1. Chris Michael said, on July 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    Hi Sarah – thanks for sharing our post on your blog and inviting folks to get involved. We just got a new survey up, so I wanted to share that as well:

    Interested to hear what you think about the Toolkit – we’re going to have an archive section, for sure. Best, chris

    • Sarah said, on July 30, 2010 at 7:17 pm

      Thanks for the link to the survey, Chris. I’ll try to get the word out as broadly as I can! And I’ll be sure to take a look at the tool kit myself and provide whatever feedback I can. Cheers! –Sarah

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