Search Results for Tag: Brazil
Brazilian hiphop artist promotes respect for women
Six out of 10 Brazilians know a woman who’s experienced domestic violence, according to a recent survey. Hiphop artist André Luis Machados in Rio de Janeiro uses his music to get people to rethink violence against women.
Listen to the report by Naomi Conrad in Rio de Janeiro:
DateFriday 21.12.2012 | 08:38
Being black in Brazil
Brazilians with an African background deal with racism and a lack of representation. Roberta heads a small NGO that works to reaffirm Afro-Brazilian identity, build girls’ self-esteem and discuss prejudice in daily life.
Listen to the report by Milton Bragatti in Sao Paulo:
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DateTuesday 14.08.2012 | 13:26
Activist uses hip-hop music to help Brazil’s poor
Being a community leader in one of the poorest shantytowns in the city of Sao Paulo is not a simples task – and it’s even harder when this community has just suffered from a huge fire, leaving a third of its population homeless.
Having had a rough childhood herself, Alessandra Cunha learned that life should be about helping one another, and that is what this 27 years old has been doing for her community in the past six years.
Home to more than 2,000 people, the Favela do Moinho, or Moinho shantytown, has been neglected for more than 30 years by the state. Living conditions are precarious, and it is up to people like Alessandra to help residents to improve their lives.
On the day of the recent fire, Alessandra was seven-and-a-half-months pregnant. She put her health at risk in order to help people to escape the flames.
Her baby daughter was born on that very night, but that hasn’t kept her from continuing her work of helping the residents. On the day we met, she had a 16-hour day ahead of her, leading a team of volunteers to collect donations at a hip-hop festival the association was promoting.
She hopes her work and dedication can reduce social inequalities and inspire others to always fight for a better life.
Listen to the report by Marcia Reverdosa:
DateMonday 13.02.2012 | 14:36
Swiss urban planner remakes São Paulo’s poorest neighborhoods
What does ‘Architecture for All’ mean in a city like São Paulo, the largest in Brazil? It’s home to a population of 20 million, one third of whom live in the shanty towns known as favelas. Fabienne Hoelzel, an urban planner from Switzerland shows us how São Paulo is improving living conditions in the favelas and what the locals are doing to help.
Is your city in need of a project like this?
DateMonday 07.11.2011 | 16:30