Development with Dignity

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by Jenn Warren

While not specifically about gender equality, this pertinent yet lighthearted Guardian video commentary is too good to pass up: Development with dignity, not stinky t-shirts.

There are a number of myths about the African woman that need dispelling as well. Watch Eliza Anyangwe challenge some of those myths just by being her and telling her own story online, and check out┬áChimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s very important “Danger of a Single Story” TED talk that Anyangwe mentions.

“When you hear the word ‘Africa’, what comes to mind? It’s likely you think of death, destruction, disease and maybe safari. Western media has had a single story of the continent for centuries. But, argues Eliza Anyangwe, African people are slowly dispelling the myths by telling their own stories online.”

Follow Anyangwe on Twitter @elizatalks

About Jenn

Jenn provides photography, communications and Communication for Development services for a range of humanitarian and development clients, and leads photography and communications workshops for youth and professionals. These days, she spends much of her time with the Sport for Development organisation, Grassroot Soccer.
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