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BRAZIL: Football Paves the Way to Masculinity Without Violence

Posted on 26 July 2010 by editor

'Men for an End to Violence against Women', a slogan on a T-shirt in Santa Marta. Credit:Fabiana Frayssinet/IPS

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 19, 2010 (IPS) – It’s Friday night, and in a “favela” (shanty town) in this Brazilian city, a group of men relax with a beer after a hard week, while a song can be heard above the rowdy chatter.
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Bringing the Multicoloured Soul of the Favela to Life

Posted on 24 March 2010 by editor

Favela homes. Credit: Nate Cull

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 24, 2010 (IPS) – The “favelas” or shanty towns of Brazil are a uniform red ochre, the colour of unplastered brick walls. But two visual artists from the Netherlands want to paint them every colour under the sun, a facelift intended to showcase the colourful soul of these poverty-stricken neighbourhoods. Continue Reading

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Fewer Slum Dwellers Thanks to Upgrading

Posted on 24 March 2010 by editor

Favela Dona Marta, Rio de Janeiro, seen from Corcovado. Credit: Brian Snelson

By Fabiana Frayssinet

RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 22, 2010 (IPS) – A United Nations report published ahead of the Fifth World Urban Forum in Brazil says the proportion of the population of this country living in “favelas” or shantytowns was reduced 16 percent between 2000 and 2010. Continue Reading

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