Wanita Orang Asli Bergerak: Dari Bantahan kepada Penerimaan
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by Sabrina Aripen
8M ago
Read the English version here. Dengan sokongan dari ahli WITNESS ASIA-PACIFIC. Di Malaysia, sekumpulan wanita Orang Asli telah dengan kuat memperjuang untuk memperkasakan perwakilan wanita Orang Asli dalam masyarakat Malaysia. Sebagai kumpulan minoriti di Malaysia, mereka sering menghadapi rampasan dan pencerobohan tanah adat, kemerosotan mata pencarian, penyisihan politik dan sosial, jurang ekonomi dan pendidikan serta akses kepada perkhidmatan kesihatan, yang menjejaskan kesejahteraan mereka. Wanita Orang Asli mengalami pelbagai lapisan cabaran dan halangan ketika memperjuangkan hak mereka ..read more
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Women Counter Gender-Based Violence with Video in Latin America
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by Laura Salas
1y ago
Translated by Jackie Zammuto Disponible en español/ this post first appeared on Periodismo Ciudadano As we mark International Women’s Day and the UN’s 59th Commission on the Status of Women this week, I’d like to share some stories of those committed to gender equality who are using video in creative ways to achieve social change in Latin America. In Nicaragua, for example, the Firefly Foundation (Fundación Luciérnaga) produced a participatory soap opera, Loma Verde, with rural communities to address issues around sexual violence. The organization states that, Loma Ve ..read more
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Reporting on Sexual Assault and Gender-Based Violence: #16 Days Round-Up
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by Jackie Zammuto
1y ago
During this year’s 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence campaign WITNESS focused on providing tips to help journalists and activists safely and ethically report on sexual violence. We did this because of the distressing number of recent cases that demonstrate the challenges journalists and survivors face when reporting on sexual assault. To wrap-up the campaign, we’ve compiled a list of 16 news stories, videos and resources that set positive examples for activists and reporters looking to share the stories of sexual violence survivors. We also included some negative examples th ..read more
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Music Monday: 16 Liberating Voices For Women’s Rights
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by Sulafa Khalid Musa
1y ago
Music is interwoven within the the fabric of social justice. It is intimately connected to human and women’s rights, personal and collective stories, freedom, and nonviolent movements. Music is also an educational tool to raise public’s awareness around ethnic, political, economical, gender-based violence, and social class issues. It consistently challenge the conventional ways of thinking and the status quo. In light of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, we share with you a Music Monday playlist featuring 16 women singers from around the globe. These women have opened  ..read more
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Using Mobile Apps and Film to Prevent Gender-Based Violence
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by Matisse Bustos Hawkes
1y ago
Nancy Schwartzman, filmmaker, media strategist and advocate for an end to gender-based violence. Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker and mobile app developer focused on the intersection of youth culture, sexuality and technology. Nancy’s first film “The Line” examines the line of consent and advocates for healthy sexual boundaries through an exploration of her own experience of sexual assault. She is the CEO of Tech 4 Good, a human rights tech start-up, that created the Circle of 6 anti-violence mobile app. She is currently at work on a documentary about the rape case in Steub ..read more
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Orang Asli Women in Motion: From Objection to Acceptance
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by Sabrina Aripen
1y ago
With contributions from WITNESS ASIA-PACIFIC team. In Malaysia, a group of Orang Asli women have strongly advocated for strengthening women’s representation for their identity and existence within Malaysian society. As a minority group in Malaysia, they often face ancestral land grabbing and encroachment, weakened livelihoods, political and social exclusion, economic and education disparities as well as access to health services, impacting their well-being. Orang Asli women suffer multiple layers of challenges and obstacles while advocating for their causes, and often, these barriers are entan ..read more
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#KenyaDecides2022: How Disinformation Fanned Political Anxiety
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by Loui Mainga
1y ago
Kenya’s recently concluded election has been lauded as transparent, credible and peaceful. However, in the closely contested presidential race between former Prime Minister Raila Odinga and outgoing Deputy President William Ruto, the torrent of misinformation and disinformation ran rampant online throughout the electoral process. For millions of Kenyans social media has become the primary source of news, opening up spaces for political candidates to engage voters in more direct ways compared to traditional forms of campaigns such as rallies, billboard advertising and legacy media. During the e ..read more
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Understanding the Dangers of Gendered Disinformation in African Elections
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by Nkemakonam Agunwa
1y ago
Co-authored by Temiloluwa Alalade One of the targets of SDG 5 is to “ensure women’s full and effective participation, and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.” Over the years, there has been a steady increase in the percentage of women’s leadership and participation in politics and governance. But on the flip side, cultural barriers, patriarchal structures, sexism, and economic inequality are some of the challenges that continue to hamper the participation of women in politics. Equally challenging, is the threat that gender ..read more
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ကော့ဘဇား မှ -ပဋိပက္ခအတွင်း SGBV ရာဇ၀တ်မှုများကို မှတ်တမ်းတင်ခြင်း
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by WITNESS ASIA
1y ago
ဤဘလော့ဂ်ပို့စ်သည် ပို့စ် ၂ ခု၏ အပိုင်း ၁ ဖြစ်သည်။ ဒီစာကို အင်္ဂလိပ်လို ဖတ်ပါ။ အကြောင်းအရာသတိပေးချက်/အစပျိုး သတိပေးချက်- လိင်ပိုင်းဆိုင်ရာ အကြမ်းဖက်မှု။ နိဒါန်း Razia Sultana ..read more
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Supporting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence: Documenting Evidence
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by WITNESS
1y ago
Join us on International Women’s Day 2022 as we continue to spotlight our newest Video as Evidence guide ‘Using Video to Support Justice and Accountability for Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence’, along with many other resources that will assist you to safely and ethically document evidence of SGBV crimes for deeper justice and accountability. Follow the hashtag: #WeBelieveAllSurvivors.   Read this post in Spanish. Notes from the Field Human rights defenders around the world who seek to address sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) have long used video as an effective to ..read more
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