Dealing with Trauma and the Psycho Social Effects of Human Rights work

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This summer at the Video 4 Change global network gathering several members of the V4C network began discussing how we can better support each other and our other colleagues to overcome the trauma we experience in our work. I'm hoping to further define this session in conjunction with the track leads. My goal is to spark an initial discussion about the effects of trauma, what we currently do about it, and what a viable support network might look like. In addition, I hope to start a series of one on one or small group discussions with others like myself affected by trauma in their work. Cheekay Cinco from Engage Media has also expressed interest in assisting with developing a presentation and facilitating smaller follow-on sessions throughout the festival.

Dealing with Trauma and the Psycho Social Effects of Human Rights work
Presenter/s Brian Conley, Cheekay Cinco, (others)
Bio/s Brian Conley - Small World News + StoryMaker co-founder Brian has been involved in media literacy and media democracy work for more than fifteen years and has trained journalists and citizen media makers in a dozen countries. Brian designed the program and training for India Unheard, a national community news service comprised of Indian community activists from all over the country, and led Small World News’ work assisting Pajhwok Afghan News to develop a video service and expand the capacity of their provincial journalists to produce quality multimedia journalism. He has also designed an array of projects leveraging new and innovating technology to support journalists and community media in conflict areas.

Cheekay Cinco - Program Manager Engage Media Born, raised and living in the Philippines, Cheekay is a feminist activist who has been working in the area of non-profit technology for more than a decade. From 1998 to 2001, she worked with the now-defunct Asian Women's Resource Exchange (AWORC), a network of women's resource centres. From 2002 to 2010, she was a regular staff at the Association for Progressive Communications (APC), where she was part of the Women's Networking Support Programme (WNSP) and the Strategic Technologies and Network Development Programme (STAND). At APC, she also developed the Gender Evaluation Methodology (GEM), managed the Feminist Tech Exchange (FTX), conducted training on different internet-based technologies for other organisations, and wrote manuals on social media for advocacy.

Language english and spanish

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