That are successful in building public support.

Have you ever had the impression that your campaigns or communications efforts are not as effective as you would like them to be? Or, worse, that they are actually having the opposite effect on your audience?

Talking about human rights is not easy — it’s emotional and personal to say…


And that I have treasured ever since.

In 2017, I spent ten days in Cameroon as part of a project by UK-based organization Forest Peoples Programme. My job was to help Baka and Bagyeli communities tell the story of their land and explain why it was so essential to their livelihoods. Given the on-going human rights violations…


And achieve real impact.

Fridays for Future in Modena, Italy (September 2019)

We have been knowing about climate change for a long time, but never before has the world been so keen to engage in the conversation. The public opinion is finally shifting and everyone is talking about it, brands and individuals alike.

It’s undoubtedly an opportunity to send out a message…


A few years back, I had the pleasure to interview Melanie Chiponda who has been working with rural communities in Zimbabwe for 11 years, 5 of which with the Chiadzwa Community Development Trust. Here’s what she told me about her work and experience.

What is your personal experience with regards…


In 2015, I interviewed Jane Lingbawan Yap-Eo, Executive Director from the Center for Development Programs in the Cordillera. Jane is born in the Cordillera, North of the Philippines, where one of the longest running mining companies is in operation: the Lepanto Mining Corporation. …


In 2015, I had the pleasure to interview Andrea Shemberg, an international human rights lawyer with more than 12 years of experience in business and human rights. From 2007, Andrea served as Legal Advisor to the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative John Ruggie (SRSG), advising on a range of international law…


One of the things that concerned me the most about travelling solo was having to eat alone. This is how Cambodian food changed my mind.

© Camilla Capasso

I had travelled alone many times before Cambodia, but never for this long and never this far. To say that I was confident in my…


I spent two days at the Elephant Valley Project in Cambodia, an elephant sanctuary that has both elephants and local people at heart.

© Camilla Capasso

Places have a strange way of communicating to those who explore them. Sometimes a single detail, a glimpse, a smell is all it takes for our mind…


Arnobia Moreno lives in the indigenous Resguardo Cañamomo Lomaprieta, one of the oldest colonial reserves in Colombia. Over the years she has played a key role in involving women in the protection and conservation of their traditional land. …


Faustino Rotavista (Camilla Capasso/FPP)

It’s Wednesday morning at La Mandragora, a small finca (ranch), with colourful walls in the indigenous Resguardo of Cañamomo Lomaprieta, four hours north of Medellin, in Colombia. Faustino Rotavista is sitting in the front garden under a gazebo made of bamboo canes and stares away at the near town of…

Camilla Capasso

Non-profit communications consultant, freelance writer and content creator. www.camillacapasso.com

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