Online video and print guide: Conducting safe, effective and ethical interviews with survivors of sexual and gender-based violence

    | March 10, 2014

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    This guide is part of WITNESS’ Video for Change how-to series on filming safely, effectively, and ethically. It’s based on best practices in using video established over 20 years of training and supporting human rights activists in 90 countries.

    The guide is designed for human rights activists, advocates, citizen journalists, citizen filmmakers, professional journalists, and others who conduct and film interviews with survivors of gender-based violence.

    It includes guidance for anyone setting out to interview survivors. The tips are organized in different stages, including: before filming, during filming, and after filming. Special attention is given to ensuring the safety and security of interviewees.

    The guide is currently available in English, with translations planned in Afrikaans, Arabic, Shona, Spanish, and Zulu. An earlier version is available in Swahili.

    To view the series of six videos, go to: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8mlxoqsGhBFu7ChByvmJyDOI-cmRmRHv

    To read the guide online, go to: http://www.scribd.com/doc/159998474/Conducting-Safe-Effective-and-Ethical-Interviews-with-Survivors-of-Sexual-and-Gender-Based-Violence