Video HUB: Protecting women activists’ rights around the world

Witness’ The HUB Beta brings us three videos recorded at the “Human Rights for Women; Human Rights for All” event, where 3 strong women who defend other women´s rights speak about the International Campaign on Women Human Rights Defenders.

From the campaign's contextualization website:

The International Campaign on Women Human Rights Defenders is an international initiative for the recognition and protection of women who are activists advocating for the realization of all human rights for all. The campaign asserts that women fighting for human rights and particularly focusing on women's human rights face specific violations in the course of their work because of their sex and gender. In addition, the Campaign focuses on the situation of human rights activists defending women’s rights and in particular calls attention to the violations experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other rights activists on grounds of their sex and gender identities. The identities of these actors as well as the nature of the rights they strive to uphold are both factors that make them the focus of the Campaign.

There are currently 3 videos on The Hub, and they have been chosen as the Editor´s picks: Sunila Abeyesekera of INFORM in Sri Lanka talking about the campaign and how the implementation of gender specific strategies for human rights work is necessary,Lydia Alpizar from AWID who talks about why what she calls “unsexy” topics such as financing are vital for gender equality matters: “without resources there is no implementation of hard-won political commitment to uphold women's human rights” and Aisha Shaheed from the Global Campaign to Stop Killing and Stoning, explaining why crimes against women based on tradition or religion should be stopped.

Following, the 3 videos on strong women who are striving to protect the rights of other women, as uploaded by Violeta Krasnic.

So what is the Hub? It´s a website where anyone can post videos related to human rights, so that they get a wider audience that is interested in the subject, instead of having to dig through regular video uploading websites to find the content they want. It´s a way to get human rights content directly to those who are interested in seeing it.

The next is a 60 promotional video explaining what the Hub does, and how to participate.

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