Voice of Witness (VOW) advances human rights by amplifying the voices of people impacted by injustice. Our work is driven by the transformative power of the story, and by a strong belief that an understanding of crucial issues is incomplete without deep listening and learning from people who have experienced injustice firsthand. Through our oral history book series and education program, we amplify the voices of people impacted by injustice, teach ethics-driven storytelling, and partner with human rights advocates to:
- build agency within marginalized communities,
- raise awareness and foster thoughtful, empathy-based critical inquiry and understanding of the crises they face,
- and inform long-term efforts to protect and advance human rights.
For over ten years, VOW has illuminated human rights crises in the U.S. and globally. Our oral history book series has amplified hundreds of seldom-heard voices, including those of wrongfully convicted Americans, undocumented immigrants, and people in Burma, Zimbabwe, and Colombia.
To learn more, please visit the Voice of Witness website here.