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Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Executive Director, WITNESS

Biography

Yvette envisions a world where anyone anywhere can use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. She believes that justice begins with exposing the truth and works to put technology at the service of activists and citizens to create human rights change.
By bridging the spheres of human rights, media and technology, WITNESS powers up marginalized and vulnerable communities in the use of video and participatory technologies to create change and it advocates to technology companies for large scale, cutting-edge solutions to make their platforms better for millions of users who seek change in their communities.
Yvette has worked around the world in media, tech start-ups, and visual storytelling. She is an advisor/board member of FoundationCenter.org, Accessnow.org, Majal.org, Benetech.org.