Silence Speaks surfaces first-person narratives of struggle, courage, and transformation and works to ensure that these stories play an instrumental role in promoting gender equality, health, and human rights. As a project of the Center for Digital Storytelling, we use participatory media, popular education, and testimonio practices to support the telling and witnessing of stories that all too often remain unspoken and unheard. With the permission of storytellers, these stories are shared strategically in local settings and globally– in screenings, via broadcast or social media outlets, and as tools for training, community engagement, and policy advocacy to promote dignity and justice.
Compilation Story DVDs Available
Preview and purchase digital stories featured on our two DVDs, "The Right to Her Story" (women's human rights stories from around the world); and "Stories to End Violence" (stories of surviving and witnessing violence, by women and men in the United States).