Advisory, implementing support to Gov’ts., UN agencies etc.
BASIC CONCEPTS What HRDs do?
The Popular Education Research Group
Beginning with people's own experiences;
Moving from experience to analysis;
Moving from Analysis to encouraging collective action to change oppressive systems;
Reflection and evaluation of its own process.
A good facilitator:
Keeps the group focused on task and process
Remains as objective as possible
Is an informed guide helping the group to chart its course and accomplish its goals
Listens more than talks
Adopts to various learning styles
Able to gauge people learning ability and adjusts
Encourages everyone to participate while remembering that individuals participate in different ways. Some may talk only in small groups, but they are still participating. Others may wish to talk constantly and may be contributing little.
Before we start…
Which COUNTRIES are you from?
Are you from the same ETHNIC GROUPS ? Do you have the same mother tongue?
What religions were you BORN INTO ? What are your parents’ religions?
Do you still PRACTICE your religion? Would you say that you firmly follow your religion?
Please remember the answers of your new FRIENDS .
Is this right or wrong? ( I )
Husbands rules the house
God or gods
The problem with Cultural Relativism is…
… not about respect for cultural rights, or acknowledging diversity ( ESCR ).
The problem is in justifying violations on the ground of cultural or moral differences.
It is an excuse to abuse.
Establish the purpose of the video within broader advocacy strategy
Set clear and specific objectives for the video, specifying what they are, and how they can be achieved
For WITNESS, video advocacy is:
Empowering to those included in the video
Using video to help drive changes in human rights policies and practices by communicating with particular audiences
Video as a complement to other advocacy tools
Video made for a reason, not just about an issue
Creating a space for action - offering a solution.
Video advocacy, as WITNESS approaches it, is not :
A substitute for other advocacy tools
Using video primarily as a publicity, educational or training tool
Just for professional filmmakers or journalists
Necessarily dependent on strong graphic imagery for impact
Mapping out a video advocacy strategy
Analysis of stage of campaign: inform, cultivate, activate
S.M.A.R.T. advocacy goals
Specific, analyzed target audiences
Message with a clear request for action
Reviewing a Video
What is the Objective of the video?
What is the Audience of the video?
What is the Message of the video?
What is the Story of the video?
Who has an influence on your advocacy goal? Who should be reached and persuaded?
What is their perspective or attitude to the issue?
What is their level of awareness?
Who are your secondary audiences who can pressure your primary audience?
Videos Directing Action
Videos with Planned Frequency and Episodes
Using Hand-held Cameras
Over 80 million videos
Over 100 million videos watched per day
Over 150,000 uploads per day
Today, your video becomes a drop in the ocean…
The Power to Share Video Online
We have not made a single gain in civil rights without determined legal and non violent pressure.
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
-- Martin Luther King, 1963
If you are here to help me, then you are wasting your time, but if you are here because your liberation is bound up in mine then let us begin .
--Lily Walker ( Heard from Lib Spry during Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop, Montreal 1985.)