A Rights-Based Approach to Participatory Video
This toolkit has been assembled to provide the first few stepping stones for practitioners of participatory video to begin introducing a rights-based approach into their practice.
We intend this toolkit to be particularly useful for those already undertaking participatory video work in all its guises. However, we hope the methods, ideas, tools, checklists and additional resources cited will mean its contents are useful and relevant to a broad community of practitioners of participatory communications and media.
We are not experts in the field of rights, and we would like to point out that this toolkit has been written based on our experiences of applying a rights-based approach to a range of different participatory video projects over the last few years. The methods developed to date have not yet benefitted from input by legal experts and we would welcome suggestions from those in these field. It is fair to say the application of rights-based approaches to our work is still evolving.
We believe in sharing our learning as a way of evolving participatory video methodology. We invite and encourage practitioners to send us feedback and experiences and suggest ways to improve this resource. Along with the on-going learning and practise of our global team of trainers we expect this process will enable us to update the toolkit from time-to-time. Nevertheless we hope the techniques described here will be useful to participatory video practitioners keen to adopt a rights-based approach to their projects in its current form. Please do let us know what you think.