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The Vrinda Documentary - Episode 3

Issue 5 ⇒ Do developed and developing nations agree on the road map for global development? Is there a difference in the way different cultures see "development"?
Goal 3: Promote gender equality and empower women
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“Those who justify themselves are not believed”.

While explaining what they do for reducing poverty, organizations tend to be preachy and heart-rending. People are mostly untouched by such rhetoric, because, after all, humanitarian organizations are promoting their business niche.
What needs to be done is to get away with any effort to convince anybody of anything. One should not aim at creating consensus. One should try to enable informed judgment.
One should collect the stories of the people who are working in cooperation projects, record their motivations and the challenges they encounter.
These stories can be shared with those who are trusted by the public: journalists, teachers, intellectuals. We can help opinion makers to form a clearer opinion about cooperation activities. They will apply their criticism and then inform their public of what they think of us.
We will receive criticism.
But we will have communication environment free of a rhetoric.
Once there is no rhetoric, we can build trust. Where there is trust, cooperation is possible.

Getting the Italian Television on board

Nirj Deva - We need to talk of the outputs of cooperation (and not just of the money spent in it

MDG 3: Promote gender equality and empower women

Weaving Empowerment - Panchachuli Women Weavers

How can a journalist overcome media stereotypes

Introduction to Sierra Leone

Women as Entrepreneurs - Petifu Chain

Kono radio - Less affluence and less technology does not mean a lower cultural standard nor a life less worthy

C.B. Spirituality and Solidarity

Danièle Smadja - Knowledge and Social Harmony as Resources

Stefano at the Kono Radio - I was surprised by the European lack of will to learn from others

Silvia Costa - Sarebbe importante dare piu' fondi ai progetti perche' possano comunicare meglio

We value differently, but the Western judgments are stereotyped and Western media is unable to appreciate the difference

Village Business Incubator - Village Business Incubator for women entrepreneurs - Ein El Tineh, Lattakia, Syria

Julian Parr - Need to educate the law makers, law breakers and the population

Andris Piebalgs - Doing our best with limited resources

Catherine Ray - Europeaid is focusing on fewer areas with potential higher impact

Jean Drèze - Media do not talk about poverty because it is at the service of advertisement targeting middle class