Videre operates in a dangerous world. Authoritarian governments are rolling back fundamental rights, criminalizing legitimate dissent, harassing, attacking, arresting, and even murdering those who dare to raise their voice in protest.

Local activists are organizing and innovating to face these challenges, however they are not able to keep pace with the wide-ranging capabilities of perpetrators. As a result, many of the world’s most vulnerable populations lack the tools and ability to systematically and safely document the abuses they face. All too often, intimidation and violence, persecution of marginalized groups, and direct attacks on civilian populations go unseen.

The need to expose such abuses with verified evidence has never been more pronounced.


We work in some of the world’s most hostile environments, equipping local activists with the technology and training to capture compelling visual evidence of the human rights violations suffered by their communities. We then put this evidence in the hands of those that can secure accountability and justice, including courts, policymakers, and the media – forcing perpetrators to answer for their actions.

We believe that local communities are uniquely positioned to gather the concrete, verifiable evidence of the gross human rights abuses they face. However, these courageous activists are often under-resourced and overexposed. With the right support the risks they face can be minimized, and they can share their story with the world, exposing what outsiders never could. We stay in the background, ensuring the world focuses on what they film instead of who we are.

As long as there are fearless local activists determined to shine the light on abuses – and challenge those who would cover them up – Videre will be there to support and sustain their extraordinary work.


Our methodology overcomes a fundamental problem with traditional human rights documentation: its failure to centre and elevate frontline voices and knowledge.

Many communities face significant security challenges when gathering the details of the violations they suffer, and verification and dissemination problems stymie their effectiveness and utility. We overcome this by developing close, enduring relationships with local activists and communities, reaching areas where the most vulnerable live and harnessing the power of local knowledge.

As civic space contracts and physical, digital, legal, and psychological attacks on human rights defenders increase, our responsibility to our partners and team members has never been greater. In-country, we work covertly to protect the identity of the activists we work with as well as our staff, and continuously update holistic security protocols that minimize risk.


We train our local partners on rigorous security protocols, filming techniques and evidence verification, and supply custom-made video cameras and other situation-specific technology and communications tools.


We monitor how our information is used, tailoring our efforts to those best placed to deliver tangible impact for local communities. We then adapt our programmes based on what we have learnt.


We guide our local partners in their efforts to capture compelling visuals from hard-to-access areas, and provide ongoing mentoring and support to all those we work with.


We strengthen our partners’ information-gathering through rigorous verification, and with additional material. We distribute information to those who can best use it, including courts, lawyers, policymakers, civil society, and the media.


You might have never heard of Videre, but chances are you’ve seen our work. We’ve helped break front page stories on the world’s worst crimes, contributed damning footage to award-winning documentaries, and provided evidence that forced perpetrators to defend their actions in court. But no matter how sensational or important the story, we remain in the background.

We do not publicly share detailed information about current operations. That’s the best way we can protect the identities of our local partners and their sources. As a result, it is difficult to openly discuss our impact. What we can say is that over the past ten years and across three continents, we have found the evidence to expose human rights abuses and hold perpetrators to account.

We have been centrally involved in BAFTA- and Emmy-winning documentaries, received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and an ‘Honourable Mention’ Fast Company ‘World Changing Ideas’ award.


In an age of increasing manipulated content, mis- and dis-information, Videre plays a critical role in providing ground-sourced, verified information to those with a platform to enact change. Our materials are used to drive meaningful impact by the media, governments and inter-governmental bodies, non-governmental organisations, academic institutions, and legal mechanisms.


For over a decade, Videre has helped persecuted and marginalized communities document, verify, and expose the abuses they face and secure meaningful change. We have put their needs and interests’ front and centre, working with them to ensure their anonymity and security even as they risk their lives to show the world their reality.

Now, against the backdrop of a global pandemic that has surfaced a range of systemic crises – inequality, climate change, populism, and racial and social injustice – we must look to connect our work to the larger global narratives, systems, and policies needed to create a society that places equality, justice, and a livable planet at its core. To do this, we seek to enhance long-standing and valued relationships with our core supporters and reach out to new partners to broaden and intensify our impact.

There may be no better example of maximizing the power of technology to hold governments accountable than Videre. In its groundbreaking work, Videre has used social media to expose political and ethnic violence and human rights abuses. Recognizing that the most powerful soldier in the fight for human rights holds a camera, not a gun, Videre has trained citizens to document, publicize and share footage of abuses and atrocities, raising awareness and shaming governments into action.
Dr. Rajiv J. Shah
President of The Rockefeller Foundation and former USAID Administrator



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Privacy Policy

Your online privacy and security is very important to Videre Est Credere.


1.1 In this Privacy Policy:
1.1.1 This privacy policy applies only to our Videre Est Credere websites (‘the sites’) that are under the parent domain of
1.1.2 “we,” “us,” “Videre Est Credere,” and “Videre” a private company limited by guarantee (company number 06706030), incorporated in England and Wales, charity registration no. 1130375, whose registered office is at 4 Old Park Lane, London, W1K 1QW, which owns and operates the Sites.
1.1.3 This privacy policy explains how Videre uses the information it collects about you and procedures that Vider has in place to safeguard your privacy. Videre is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 Videre has a legal duty to protect any personal information it collects from you.
1.1.4 Videre does not capture and store any personal information about an individual who accesses this website, except where he or she voluntarily chooses to give Videre personal information via email, or by using an electronic form on the website, or by enquiring about any of Videre’s services.

2.1 The Sites provide various services which include, but are not limited to, providing information on Videre Est Credere’s operations.
2.2 The Sites are UK-based websites and we take reasonable care to comply with the requirements of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (‘the Act’) relating to the personal information you supply on the Sites.
2.3 For the purpose of the Act, we are the data controller. If you have any queries concerning this Privacy Policy or the way in which your personal data is used by us, please email

3.1 The Sites are aimed at people who are aged 14 years old and over. If you are aged 14 to 18, we advise you to inform your parent or legal guardian that you are using the Sites. If you are under the age of 14, you may not use the Sites or submit any personal information to any of the Sites.
3.2 If we become aware that we have collected any personal information from any person under the age of 14, we will delete this information as soon as possible.

The information we gather (‘Information’) may include the name and address of registered users and members, their credit or debit card number and expiry date, and email address. If you have registered on any of the Sites, the Information will include any personal information which you submit to the Site.

If you have registered as a member on any of the Sites, you may be asked to provide personal information in order to set up a profile. If your profile is published on a Site, it may be accessed (and transferred) outside of the European Economic Area (‘EEA’). By supplying personal information for your profile, you accept that it may be published on the Site in question and you consent to such transfer.

6.1 If any of the Information you have submitted for any account or profile on any of the Sites changes, you can update your personal information by logging in to your account on the Site in question and selecting the option provided.

7.1 We may use the Information you submit to the Site to notify you by email about important functionality changes and alterations to the Site, and we also use your Information to provide you with information about our other services which are similar to those we provide on the Sites, if you have indicated that you wish to receive such communications from us.
7.2 The Information you give us will be stored on a database and may be used by us for the purposes explained in this Privacy Policy.
7.3 We may also use your Information to help us to know what incentives, appeals and actions are working well and which are not so strong and to inform future activity across the organisation, helping Videre Est Credere to be more effective in combating human rights abuses.
7.4 We care about your details and unless you have agreed we will never share your phone number or email address. Videre will not share the contact details of under 18s.
7.5 We may permit selected third parties to use your Information, to contact you about products, services or issues which may be of interest to you, if you have given us permission to do so. If you do not wish to receive any such communications from us or third parties, you may opt out by notifying
7.6 We may offer you the opportunity to sign up to a mailing list and/or newsletter, to participate in a survey or a competition, or to receive information by email about third parties’ products and services, or any other products and services which we provide. If you sign up for any of these and subsequently change your mind, you may opt out by notifying us at our

8.1 Except as set out below, we will not sell, distribute or disclose your Information without your consent, unless we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
8.2 If you have subscribed to any of our e-communications, e-zines or e-newsletters, we will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
8.3 From time to time we may work in partnership with other organisations on a campaign and so you may receive joint communications from Videre Est Credere and the partnership organisation(s) in question, unless you have indicated that you do not wish to receive such communications.

9.1 The Information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EEA for our own administration purposes or for the purpose of any international operations run by Videre Est Credere and an organisation located outside of the EEA. Such organisations may be engaged in, among other things, the processing of your personal details as a subscriber to the campaign in question and the processing of your payment details, if you make a donation to Videre.
9.2 By submitting your Information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We cannot guarantee that any organisation located outside of the EEA will have adequate safeguards for the protection of personal data, but we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your Information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
9.3 If Videre Est Credere is acquired by a third party, personal data held by it about its members may be one of the transferred assets.

All payments are handled through Please contact them for any information related to payment privacy.

We may from time to time operate an ‘Invite a friend’ or similar service. This is a referral service, designed to make it easy for you to recommend the Sites and related websites or offers to a friend, and is a two-step process. First, you send us your friend’s name and email address, and secondly, we contact the friend, telling them who we are, and inviting them to join a campaign or to visit one or more of the Site. When we contact your friend, we always advise them of the name and email address of the friend who made the original referral. We will not use your friend’s details for any other purpose.

We may provide links to other websites. Before supplying any personal information to any other website, we recommend that you check that website’s Privacy Policy. We do not accept responsibility for the protection of any data supplied to other sites.

13.1 What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small text file, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a website’s computer and is stored on your device’s hard drive. There are various types of cookies which perform different functions, such as remembering which items you have placed in your shopping basket or recording your browsing habits. The information recorded by the cookie is retrieved on the user’s next visit to the site.

13.2 How does Videre use cookies?
On our websites, cookies record information about your online preferences, remember information about you when you visit our site and compile statistical reports on website activity. Some cookies are used that are essential in order to provide our services to you.

During the course of any visit to, your navigation through the site is recorded by a cookie that is downloaded to your device. The information recorded is retrieved on a repeat visit to the site by checking to see, and finding, the cookie left there on the last visit.

Information supplied by cookies can help us to analyse the profile of our visitors and help us to provide you with a better user experience. Below we have set out the four categories of cookies that Videre uses on our website. These cookies are:

• Strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features.. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, such as making payments for donations cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.

• Performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how our visitors use the website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from any web pages. They also allow us to record and count the number of visitors to the website, all of which enables us to see how visitors use the website in order to improve the way that our website works. These cookies do not collect information that identifies a visitor, as all information these cookies collect is anonymous and is only used to improve how our website works.

• Functionality cookies
These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make (such as your login details or your choices in relation to our newsletters and subscriptions). Whenever these cookies are used we will notify you before using the cookie, providing more information about the functionality cookie to be used, and how it might improve your user experience. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised. They do not gather any information about you that could be used for advertising or remember where you have been on the internet. Videre doesn’t currently collect this type of cookies. If we decide to do so in the future we will up-date this policy.

• Targeting cookies
These cookies collect several pieces of information about your browsing habits. They are placed by our third party service provider [although we may also place a cookie that collects this kind of information]. All of the information that these cookies collect is anonymised, although they contain a unique key that is able to distinguish, for example, individual user browsing habits, or log if an individual user has clicked on a one of our suggested recommendations. These cookies can track your visits around the website, but they do not usually know who you are. They remember that you have visited our website and your browsing habits on our website to improve your experience, so that our recommendations are a better fit for you. This information is only shared between us and our third party service provider. Without these cookies, the user experience on our website will be less relevant to you and your interests.

14.1 When you submit your Information to us on any of the Sites, we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely. Unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee the total security of any data transmitted over the Internet. While we strive to protect your Information, Videre Est Credere cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you therefore do this at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we take reasonable steps to ensure its security on our systems, but we take no responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.
14.2 Please remember that other methods of Internet communication, such as emails and messages sent via a website, are not secure unless they are encrypted.

Our Privacy Policy may change from time to time. In this case, the amended version will be published on the Site.

This policy will be updated if there are any changes in our practice.​

Ethical Funding Policy

Here we outline the principles by which funds are raised at Videre.

We rely almost entirely on voluntary support to meet the costs of our activities, and the majority of our funding comes from grants provided by private trusts and foundations, governments, development organisations and individuals.

To help guarantee the availability of ongoing funds to pay for our work, we aim to maintain a broad base of funding sources, and actively seek opportunities to work together with external organisations and individuals that share our aims and values. At the same time, it is vital that we maintain our independence and do not allow any external partnership to unduly influence our policies or actions, either explicitly or implicitly.

We appreciate all offers of support, however we also have a responsibility to all our stakeholders to consider the ethical implications and risks of working with, or accepting funding from, any state, organisation or individual. We therefore apply a vetting process to all proposed gifts to ensure that we do not take donations that might contradict or compromise our objectives, activities, or values. We reserve the right to refuse or return donations where we feel this might be the case, but in all instances, we will explain our reasons.

We consider accepting financial support from organisations and individuals on the following basis:

It is clear that such support will benefit Videre and our partners
The aims, values and activities of donors, as far as can be reasonably assessed, do not conflict with those of Videre
Videre is satisfied that association with donors will not: compromise our aims and values, or our independent status; result in adverse publicity or other reputational damage; lead to a decline in support, or in the resources available to fund our work; or damage our longer term fundraising prospects
It is not a requirement of financial support to advertise or promote any company or organisation.

We may accept anonymous individual, or trust, donations where there has been a rigorous third party due diligence process, to confirm that our ethical guidelines have been met. If a supporter makes themselves known to Videre but wishes their gift to remain anonymous, we will honour these wishes, again on the basis that our ethical guidelines have been met. The information we hold on our donors is regarded as confidential and is not shared with or sold to any third party.

All decisions to accept funding are ultimately made by the Senior Management Team and Executive Board on a case-by-case basis. We behave with integrity in all our fundraising, raising funds in accordance with our fundraising policy and ethical principles. We comply with all relevant UK laws and regulation, including those related to privacy, money laundering rules, sanctions requirements, and the UK Bribery Act. This policy is regularly reviewed to ensure we continue to meet all related laws and regulations, and are responsive to any emerging lessons in best practice.


Videre is a registered charity and not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Videre is also deemed to be the equivalent of a US charity, as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. Videre’s current Foreign Public Charity Equivalence Determination (ED) certificate is available via


Videre has exposed abuses and prevented human rights violations.

Our model works.

Unfortunately, given the suffering in the world, the demand for our work is high.
Join us in our fight for human rights. Enable us to end impunity in even more countries.

Every contribution helps reveal injustice.


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