- Focus areas of our work
- How we work
- Countries we work in
- Examples and results
- The organisation
How we work
Two crucial approaches for ActionAid Denmark are to work in cooperation with local partner organisations and by means of the direct face-to-face encounter.
A Brazilian inspirator in Mozambique
“I’m here to strengthen my partner organisation in performing theatre about local democracy and corruption and to provide inspiration for other forms of expression, such as video”. This is how the Brazilian Luiz Chavez describes his role as a posted "inspirator" sent by MS to the theatre group GTO (Theatre of the Oppressed). The group works with "forum theatre", a theatre form with roots in Brazil, which transforms the audience from passive spectators into active participants, and which seeks to give people courage and strength to join in the debate about how to improve their own lives.
“Luiz Chaves has inspired us to make new plays and strengthened our internal organisation. He has also contributed new forms of expressions in terms of film and DVD,” says GTO’s Director, Alvim Vossa.Luiz Chavez, who brings with him longstanding experience of forum theatre from Brazil, is a good example of MS's special tradition of creating direct contacts of solidarity between people, both through our hired development workers and through our travel programme Global Contact.
Support for civil society and partnerships
MS supports the development of a strong and critical civil society. MS supports partner organisations working for political empowerment of the world’s poor and marginalised.
Civil society and partnerships
People for change: the face-to-face encounter
MS emphasizes the value of direct contacts of solidarity – in the form of inspirators, professional advisors and global volunteers – in creating a better and more just world.
The face-to-face encounter