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.
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 could revolutionize the way data- heavy research is shared with lay audiences - increasing the knowledge of the public and leading to more action where it's needed. A very timely and badly needed intervention in the media landscape.
Julia Bacha , Director of Budrus
Simply necessary, because the status quo is intolerable. We need the public opinion to put pressure on the international community to enforce international laws. We all have an individual and collective responsibility to protect each other and ensure human rights. Let the truth come to light.
Cheyenne Silver Pratt , -
It is so invigorating to watch our new generations who constantly continue to prove Golda Meir’s wishful thinking that “the old will die and the young will forget” so very wrong and stupid. A big salute to this amazing initiative that deserves all our admiration and unconditional support. Well done Visualizing Palestine team.
Muna Nashashibi , Arab Media Watch