Participatory Video Making Empowers Women to Interrogate Traditional Land Practices in Ghana

In 2016, Transparency International gave ten widows from Kulbia village in the Upper East Region of Ghana an opportunity to tell their land rights stories. They used a technique known as Participatory Video, which enables people to use video as a conduit, facilitating and enhancing communication between people who might otherwise never converse. The women learned to produce videos through experiential games and exercises that demystify technology and open access for anyone, regardless of literacy or experience. They collaborated in authoring a short documentary about their experiences of discrimination and landlessness as a result of widespread corruption by traditional land custodians, and managed to interrogate their landlessness.

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