WITNESS Project International is an arts-based initiative of The Margaret Clemons Foundation (MCF), a New York City based nonprofit organization with a mission to stop the cycle of violence against women and children using counselor and teacher training, education, therapy, and community and youth outreach. The pilot program for building this template is in Guyana, SA.
WITNESS Project started working with youth and communities through arts based programming with our very successful photography portrait project, as part of the 2011 TED Prize winner JR’s global Inside Out Project.
As a result of the success of that arts project we were given a full page each week in the leading national newspaper, The Stabroek News, for a youth page called WE SEE – written by the WITNESS Project youth based on their own experiences of how the violence they see affects them.
Now we are moving to film! The children’s deeply moving stories have inspired us to bring their powerful messages to an even wider audience through film. THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN HELP.
JR ON THE INSIDE OUT PROJECT
Watch this video and you’ll see why WITNESS Project International is participating in the global art project INSIDE OUT launched by the French artist JR (TED prize winner,) to use art to change the world.
MEET OUR PARTNERS
MCF is thrilled to partner with Lesley University, Help & Shelter, Guyana and The Ministry of Labour, Human Services and Social Security of Guyana, S.A. to end violence against women and children in all of its forms.