ICAR’s new suite of ‘Storytelling’ videos on human rights abuses and accountability strategies

I am always down to highlight creative new human rights advocacy approaches and corporate accountability strategies, and ICAR’s new ‘storytelling’ campaign/portal seems to fit the bill. These are a series of well-produced short (and not-so-short, ~9 mins) videos from each of three country contexts (Mexico, Uganda, Bangladesh), highlighting the voices of victims and impacted communities. The relative ease of creating materials like this due to new levels of technology, accessibility, and the skill set of younger generations of human rights advocates, it’s stunning and has immense implications — not just for advocacy strategies but for participation. Tools like this are not quite yet in the hands of local communities, but that’s where we are headed and it could (and should) have huge effects on how decisions are made.