Actively seek the perspectives and opinions ofcontributors throughout the content-gathering and story development process.
Allow contributors to decideon how they want to present themselves, including where and when they would like to be interviewed, filmed, or photographed, and what they would like to wear.
Do your research in advance on the social, political, cultural, economic, and religious context of the community.
Pause for‘empathy’ checks prior and throughout the story gathering and telling process, considering whether I/we would be comfortable sharing the story if it were a depiction of ourselves or of someone dear to
Ask for advice ifunsure on whether a particular story, message, or image upholds the dignity of the contributor or the
If there isrisk of harm, retribution, or loss to the person, family, or community, choose NOT to tell the story.