When I received the details of World Pulse's new campaign #takebackthetech I felt excited! I really think it's a wonderful idea. And immediately I thought of the women and adolescent girls we supported in recent years to take back the video cameras and create their own videos, in their own terms: using participatory video to share their stories in relation to gender-based violence. They planned and shot their videos, they edited and they had full editorial control of what was going in or out of the video. They took back the tech.
So here you have some of their work, enjoy and spread their message sharing their videos!
Promoting Women's Rights: This video shows the three-stage capacity building in participatory video facilitation process undertaken by partner organisations of Oxfam Canada based in southern Africa. The entire training programme took place over nine months and was delivered by InsightShare.
Testimony of Maria Chicoj: A testimony shared by an adolescent girl participating in a participatory evaluation run by her peers in Guatemala http://www.videogirlsforchange.org/portfolio/testimony-of-maria-chicoj/ Check out more testimonies and the results of this girl-led evaluation here: http://www.videogirlsforchange.org/
Take action! This post was submitted in response to Take Back the Tech 2013.