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Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm

Executive Director, WITNESS

Biography

Yvette Alberdingk Thijm leads WITNESS.org, a global team of human rights activists who help anyone use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. WITNESS supports marginalized and vulnerable communities to expose their truths, counter harmful and abusive narratives, and mobilize their communities to build a just world. Yvette believes that the right and power to tell your own story is where dignity, justice, and equality begins.
Watch Yvette’s TED Talk "The power of citizen video to create undeniable truths" at: https://www.ted.com/talks/yvette_alberdingk_thijm_the_power_of_citizen_video_to_create_undeniable_truths