Participatory Video is a means of realising a rights based approach. InsightShare enables groups to define and discover their own homeknown rights and initiates homegrown campaigns for change. Here are some examples of Participatory Video projects integrating the Human Rights Based Approach.
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Human Rights animation

This animation explains in a simple way what our human rights are and how they are linked to climate change.


UNDRIP animation

This short animation explains in a simple way UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples).


Eng'eno Eishoi Ng'ejuk (Knowledge for the Young Generation)

This is a shortened version of a film made by Maasai pastoralists, living near Oltepesi in Kenya, in March 2009.  It documents the devastating impacts of a seemingly endless drought across the region that killed livestock and people, threatened livelihoods and caused wide-spread suffering to many of the indigenous pastoralist communities.


Living on a Poisonous Stream

The residents of Permisan village (East Java, Indonesia) have harvested fish from the ponds for generations, but since an environmental disaster at the Lapindo Brantas gas mining site in May 2006, the area has suffered vast eruptions of volcanic mud, burying nearby villages and displacing thousands. This Photostory describes the process by which the residents of Permisan created their film 'Living on a Poisonous Stream'.


Living On A Poisonous Stream

The residents of Permisan village near the Porong river in East Java have been harvesting fish from their ponds for generations, but since an environmental disaster at the Lapindo Brantas gas mining site in May 2006, the area has been suffering from vast eruptions of volcanic mud, which have buried nearby villages and displaced thousands of people.


Voice of the Batwa

The Voice of the Batwa photo story is a detailed description of the process through which a group of Batwa, from various squatter camps in Uganda, created a powerful film documenting the discrimination and marginalisation they face.


PV for Community Action CASE STUDY: Indigenous Voices in Uganda

The Batwa are an indigenous people of the Great Lakes region of tropical Africa. Formerly hunter-gatherers, they were expelled from their ancestral forests to make way for conservation and tourism projects. They experience extreme racial discrimination from their neighbours, poverty, landlessness and unequal access to education and healthcare.