If you’re taking to the streets to demand justice for the victims of police brutality and homicide, you may want to leave your phone at home. At the same time, it’s a good idea to bring a phone to a protest so you can record what’s happening and get the message out on social media. To reconcile this tension — between wanting to protect your privacy and wanting to digitally document protests and police misdeeds — the safest option is to leave your primary phone, which contains a massive amount of private information about you, at home and instead bring a specially-prepared burner phone to protests. The Intercept’s Micah Lee discusses how to do this at length in this video.
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The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) held a webinar for feminist activists and women’s rights advocates, including AWID members, partners and allies to discuss how to resist and challenge corporate power in development in the struggle for gender, social and environmental justice.
The six principles of nonviolence are the fundamental principles of Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of nonviolence as presented in the chapter “Pilgrimage to Nonviolence” published in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom. The following is a video series in which Dr. Bernard Lafayette expands on their meaning and application.
This video from the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) shares the voices of three human rights defenders – Richie, Shakhawat and Sheherezade – who fight to bring about change in hostile environments and in the face of fierce opposition. They work against pervasive homophobia, criminalisation, violence and intimidation, and for equal rights for all people, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.
This webinar explores how empowered citizens are engaging in civil resistance to curb graft and abuse. The webinar will identify the limitations of top-down, technical approaches to combating corruption, and present successful cases of citizen empowerment through nonviolent campaigns.
To commemorate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day 2012, Human Rights First highlighted inspiring stories of female activists, who face unique challenges, from sexism to gender-based violence, yet refused to be silenced.
How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes — Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela — and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests.