Are you planning to film an interview with someone who has experienced sexual or gender-based violence (SGBV)? This type of interview, along with all human rights-related interviews, requires special consideration and preparation. This guide is for you.

A fundamental principle of using video for human rights is doing no harm, directly or indirectly, to your interviewee in the process of capturing their story. As a guiding principle, always ensure that your approach, questions and conduct before, during and after the interview respect the dignity and human rights of your interviewee. The following tips will assist you in this process.

The tips are organized in stages: preparation for the interview, during the interview, and after the interview. Special attention is given to ensuring the safety and security of interviewees.

This guide came together, like so much of what we do at WITNESS, with the help and insight of many people and organizations over time.