WITNESS


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WITNESS

WITNESS uses the power of video to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. By partnering with local organizations around the globe, WITNESS empowers human rights defenders to use video to shine a light on those most affected by human rights violations, and to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools of justice. Over the past decade, WITNESS has partnered with groups in more than 60 countries, bringing often unseen images, untold stories, and seldom heard voices to the attention of key decision makers, the media, and the general public--catalyzing grassroots activism, political engagement, and lasting change.

A grant from the Caipirinha Foundation supports the following WITNESS projects in the Middle East: a video advocacy training for 16 students and human rights defenders in conjunction with the Bahrain Human Rights International Film Festival; and a Core Partnership with Sisters Arabic Forum (SAF) for Human Rights, located in Sana'a, Yemen, which seeks an issuance of a law criminalizing abuses and discrimination against Akhdam women, implementation and enforcement of this law, and media attention to spread awareness and reject stereotypes of the Akhdam.

Website: www.witness.org
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