WITNESS Acts: Video in Act: Human Rights Activists Share; etc..

Video in Action: Human Rights Activists Share their Victories
Dear James,

In just a few weeks, 32 human rights activists from 29 countries
will come together to participate in our second annual Video
Advocacy Institute (VAI), a two-week intensive training in our
methodology of using video to create change.
This year, attendees are working on a range of issues that impact
millions of people around the world including female mutilation,
disability rights, and environmental justice.


Your support now will help to provide additional resources for
equipment, editing, translation services, distribution and
communications tools on an ongoing basis to ensure the voices of
these dedicated and passionate activists are heard by key decision
makers and the global human rights community. Even $5 goes a long
way. Please donate!

How VAI Tipped the Balance: Victory for 2007 VAI Alumni

Read about these amazing victories reported to us from participants
in our first VAI last year.

– In Peru, following the screening of Violencia Rosa, a film about
violence against women, lawmakers approved the Regional Plan for
Action to Stop Violence Against Women (2007-2012).

– In Hungary, the release of footage of public debates helped move
the UN Office on Drugs and Crime to revisit its current drug

– In Liberia, a TV screening of a film about sexual abuse of girls
in schools brought national attention to the issue.

Read about what these activists have to say about VAI.

Support VAI to Help Create Further Success in the Fight for Human

Many applicants to the VAI have limited resources, so when video
seems integral to furthering their cause we offer both full and
partial fellowships to enable the most diverse applicants from
around the world to attend the program.

The cost of a full fellowship is $5,000.

That’s 500 of you giving $10.

Or 250 of you giving

Or 100 of you giving $50.

Imagine it.

The impact of the VAI also reaches far beyond the participants
themselves. Through the work of former alumni, we are building a
series of case studies to share with the wider human rights
community to promote the broader use of video and technology in
social justice advocacy.

Please help make this year’s VAI an even bigger success.

All of us at WITNESS

Video Workshop in Chang Mai, Thailand
Dear James,

In September, WITNESS will be participating in a Video Advocacy
Workshop for Asian activists challenging forced eviction and other
human rights abuses in the name of development.

The workshop will train activists in our highly effective
methodology for integrating video into human rights advocacy

The application deadline for the Video Advocacy Workshop has been
extended to June 30, 2008. Here’s how to apply. Please pass this on
to groups and individuals who might be interested.

The training has been developed in partnership with the
International Accountability Project, EarthRights International and
the Unit for Social and Environmental Research at Chiang Mai

When: September 15-26, 2008
Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Extended Application Deadline: June 30, 2008

Follow this link for complete information about this workshop and
application materials: http://www.accountabilityprojec

If you have any questions not answered in these materials, please
email us.

Sincerely,Ryan SchliefProgram Coordinator for Asia

Join the cause


Show your support by donating online


WITNESS is located at 80 Hanson Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217


About reality

Also, thanx for signing my petitions, et al, please consider sharing them. Also, since Admin. of change.org aren't allowing me to invite people to do my actions lately and are switching my urls for my petitions so when I invite people off their site they can't get to the petition either (ergo 3 possible urls for each petition), here's a few of my latest actions; do as few or as many as you'd like (there are 3 linx for each petition because admin. switches between the 3 of them so people trying to sign the petition can‘t get to it): This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033 This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2 http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green, Indigenous, Native American, etc., actions: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9026 This petition on change.org: Green, Indigenous, Native American, acts: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous_native_american_acts?share_id=NHvTtQadfP&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts http://www.change.org/petitions/view/green_indigenous,_native_american_acts   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, holiday: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9024 This petition on change.org: Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday http://www.change.org/petitions/view/art_act_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jr_s_holiday   This post on Disabled Greens News and discussion: Green; NA; the evolution; Civil, Human, LP, Prisoner's Rights; Poverty; etc..: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9022 This petition on change.org: Economically empower through advocacy: http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy?share_id=WZNqBQWcXE&pe=pce http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_through_advocacy http://www.change.org/petitions/view/economically_empower_throug
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