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Project Report | Dec 23, 2016
WITNESS is Doubling Down on Our Work in the U.S.

By Natalie Kerby | Individual Philanthropy Associate

At WITNESS, we make it possible for anyone, anywhere to use video and technology to protect and defend their human rights. Now, more than ever, our resources are crucial to giving people the power to enact change in their communities.

In the wake of the presidential election, the Southern Poverty Law Center has reported over 700 acts of hate. Communities in the U.S. are threatened, and we’re responding.

With your support, we are doubling down on our work in the U.S., so that acts of hate are documented safely and effectively. By exposing hate, we can deter it, and hopefully achieve justice and accountability for the victims.

Thanks to you, WITNESS released its groundbreaking report, Capturing Hate, which analyzes videos of transphobic violence that have been shared online as entertainment. We suggest how we can use these horrifying videos as an innovative tool to expose the dangers of “walking while trans” and to shed light on an underrepresented issue. Please share our report, to help us change harmful attitudes and violence against the transgender community.

We’ve also been sharing critical guidance, like our new tip sheet Filming Hate, which outlines how to document hate speech and harassment safely and effectively. With this tip sheet, anyone, anywhere has the tools to expose and counter hate.

We are expanding our work in the U.S. and sending a message to perpetrators of abuse that we are watching - and won’t stop until justice is served.

WITNESS will also continue to serve activists around the world from Brazil to Ukraine to Cambodia, who are using video and technology to fight grave human rights violations in their communities. We’ll keep innovating new solutions for the ever evolving world of human rights and technology.

Thank you, for being a part of our family of human rights defenders. Together, we will make it possible for anyone to be a witness to change.

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