ViewChange is a wonderful initiative that believes in stories powering progress. The video-sharing website focuses on important global issues like development, gender, health and education. Combining great films and innovative technology, ViewChange hopes to raise awareness and stimulate change, specifically the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.
Here’s an article about how ViewChange uses semantic technology, otherwise known as Web 3.0, to better search and share their content with users and for users to easily find relevant, up to date information on issues they want to learn about.
I love this idea, because it is exactly what I believe in and want to do for my career, combining human rights and storytelling through new media platforms. Everyone is online and everyone wants in some form or another to be informed about the injustice and suffering around the world, but they don’t know how and where to start.
Watch these highly detailed and personal stories and send them to your friends and family to get involved and act on the issues that speak to you. You can even create your own video and enter it in the ViewChange Online Film Contest.
The films on ViewChange’s website are also shown on LinkTV’s network (which I don’t have, but really wish I did.)
I just finishing watching a great and informative video called Rising Voices: Raising Yusriya about the changing gender roles in Egypt that encourage girls to get their education. I posted it here, because I really want you all to watch it and hope it inspires you. I’ll admit I got a bit teary eyed listening to Yusriya talk about how sad she was that she couldn’t go to school and the hopes her father had for to have a better life, a clean home and clean clothes..
We have a long way to go, but with your help, we can make a difference.