Visualizing Palestine creates data-driven tools to advance a factual, rights-based narrative of the Palestinian-Israeli issue. Our researchers, designers, technologists, and communications specialists work in partnership with civil society actors to amplify their impact and promote justice and equality.
Launched in 2012, VP is the first portfolio of Visualizing Impact (VI) an independent, non-profit laboratory for innovation at the intersection of data science, technology, and design.
Adapting and developing open source technologies to apply to social justice movements is central to VP's approach.
Since our brains are narratively and visually wired, design has the power to elevate data to a higher level of openness and accessibility.
Most of the data VP uses is publicly available from credible international, national, and local human rights and civil society organizations. The research team also has the capability to scrape and analyze data using information technology tools.
Visualizing Palestine is an open project built on collective action.
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Testimonials help us understand and communicate how our work is being received. Have you used or benefitted from our visuals? What are your views on the role of data visualization in achieving social justice?
Visualizing Palestine documents all sources used. That contributes to the transparency of the research done by the VP team. Reliable infografics data furthermore strengthens the arguments that I bring forward when sharing VP visualizations. VP combines precise research with appealing storytelling. Stories to be told are illustrated by confidable infographics based on facts. Thank you Visualizing Palestine for providing me with an important and useful means to share information on Palestine.
Anne Hemeda , Global Voices in German
Visualizing Palestine is one of the most effective and compelling data visualizations I have seen in years. It is beautifully designed, and especially effective because its beauty is strategic. It humanizes Palestinians killed, displaced, impoverished, and disenfranchised by conflict in a modern visual language, and draws devastating comparisons between the lives of Palestinians and the lives of developed world citizens.
Ivan Sigal , Global Voices
Visualizing Palestine is really effective in highlighting vital, undeniable facts that are often overlooked by media coverage...As a result, traditional media outlets have relied on VP as a resource to draw an accurate picture of current events and issues surrounding the Palestinian cause... This effort is not only useful, but completely timely and necessary.
Esra’a Al Shafei , Mideast Youth