This is a practical, do-it-yourself guide for leaders and facilitators wishing to strengthen their work through introducing a rights-based approach to participatory video. Compact and beautifully laid out with illustrations and dynamic links to videos and photostories this toolkit is eminently practical; full of exercises and techniques, facilitator checklists, case-studies, templates, resource lists and copies of key human rights instruments.
In it InsightShare explain core concepts such as why participatory video favours an overt rather than covert approach to helping groups shape their rights-based video messages and the importance of identifying and valuing what they call “home-known rights” to avoid imposing lists of rights that could be perceived as alien or agitating.
The stage-by-stage descriptions include some elemental processes (e.g. the storyboard technique) and some well-loved classics have been revised and refined to provide an essential update to their acclaimed practitioners’ handbook, see below.
The toolkit is offered free to the world as a dynamic PDF from the InsightShare website. Please feel free to download, print and share the toolkit with friends and colleagues or post this message and link across your networks.
The publication of ’Rights-Based Approach to Participatory Video: toolkit’ was supported by funds from the UNDP Global Human Rights Strengthening Programme (GHRSP) through the GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP) implemented by the UNDP on behalf of the GEF partnership of agencies.
New translations of the handbook available…
Since the 2006 United Nations General Assembly launch of ‘Insights into Participatory Video: a handbook for the field’ – the first practical guide to using participatory video in the international development context – the handbook has passed through the hands of over 10,000 practitioners worldwide. It has now been translated into Spanish, French, Russian and Bahasa Indonesian. The original version and the translations can all be downloaded for free from the InsightShare website.
InsightShare’s ‘Introduction to Participatory Video’ courses continue for the 6th consecutive year with the next round scheduled for the 20th – 24th September 2010 and 14th – 17th June 2011. The new and very popular 2-day ‘Editing for Participatory Video’ course on the weekend is scheduled to immediately follow the introductory course (25th & 26th September 2010 / 18th & 19th June 2011). Download a course brochure and booking form here.
Finally….why not join the Google Group?
InsightShare have started a Google Group for all those who are interested in exchanging ideas, challenges and learning about participatory video. The page is at: http://groups.google.co.uk/group/insightshare-followers