Conducting interviews with survivors of sexual or gender-based violence

/ December 22, 2014

This guide provides tips on filming an interview with someone who has experienced sexual or gender-based violence.

It includes an emphasis on doing no harm – directly or indirectly – to your interviewee in the process of capturing their story. Page 11, on informed consent in video interviews, is particularly useful. 

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Where this comes from: This guide was produced by Witness as part of its Video for Change series.  
Status: This resource is complete and ready for use.

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Maya is an interdisciplinary technologist, researcher and improvisational electronic musician based in Berlin. In 2012, she worked with Development Seed, building websites and interactive maps. Later, she worked as a research assistant for Gabriella Coleman investigating the politics of hackers, and as a radio show host for a feminist, artist-run centre. She is now working with organizations of all sizes to influence their security culture, in addition to managing and developing new internal tech processes for a distributed organization.

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