Grant Amount: $40,000, on 6/7/2012
WITNESS uses the power of video to open the eyes of the world to human rights abuses. In our experience, real impact comes from empowering grassroots activists with the right tools, skills, and support so they can share their stories with those who can make a difference. Twenty years into our existence, the potential of video to fuel massive social change has never been greater. This year, we will work to grow a technology environment with safe tools and rules for social justice and human rights advocacy. These efforts will ultimately foster a new landscape where any concerned citizen with a camera can catalyze movement for change.