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Witness Peter Gabriel

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Peter Gabriel has been a long time supporter of The Witness program is about human rights. One of their main thrusts has been to empower people that witness human rights violations. A primary means to this end is to provide individuals with cameras so that they can document injustices.

For instance, one of the more recent projects involves helping stop violence against women living near the USA and Mexico boarder.

ABOUT WITNESS.ORG — “See it. Film it. Change it.”

WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. We empower people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

WITNESS donates video cameras and provides technical and tactical guidance to human rights groups around the world. We work with our human rights partners to bring their compelling stories and images to the attention of people with the power to make a difference – knowing that for many people, seeing is believing.

WITNESS is a global pioneer in the use of video for advocacy. We have supported and trained human rights defenders worldwide to create video documentation.

WITNESS’ partner videos are a critical new tool in the human rights landscape, catalyzing the public, governments, of courts, and political institutions to act.