by EM News August 09, 2019
The Video4Change Network is a global alliance of organisations promoting the use of video and technology for human rights and social change.

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What is Video for Change?

Video for Change is the use of video to support social movements, document human rights violations, raise awareness on social issues, and influence social change. Video for Change is fast becoming an key element of campaigns and social movements.

The video4change network is a group of organisations using video to affect social change. The network is membership based and was founded at an event in June 2012 in Indonesia.

Projects and Activities

Developing video4change Materials

We have developed manuals on different aspects of video advocacy.

Video for Change Impact Research

Working with the University of Western Sydney, the MIT Center for Civic Media and Open Documentary Lab the video4change network has been conducting research to gather lessons learned from video4change members on the design and evaluation of impact in Video for Change. The project will result in toolkit to be released in late 2015.

The first stage of the Video for Change Impact Research has been concluded and its results published. In 2014, the second stage was begun. Updates on the research can be found here. Development

We are working to fully develop this site to reflect the video4change network activities, to promote the work of video activists and organisations, and to share information, resources, materials on video advocacy. We envision this space as a broad umbrella bringing together Video for Change practicioners globally. builds and collects resources, materials and guides to support the work of video activists and video trainers. We have a "Resources" section where visitors can find curated materials on a range of video advocacy and video-making processes such as, Video for Change StrategiesPlanning Your VideoVideo Distribution,  Safety and Security, and Mobile Video.

video4change Gatherings

The network has hosted four regional gatherings in Mexico, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey. Through these gatherings we aim to extend the learning, insight, community-building and fun that the Video4Change Network had in the retreat in 2012.

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