Projects we admire:
Rede Nami

by James Ketchell | Posted on 29 April 2016

In our day-to-day work we often come into contact with inspiring charities doing extraordinary work with a huge social impact. Rede Nami in Brazil is one of them.

Founded by street-artist Panmela Castro, Rede Nami work in the streets of Brazil’s urban centres to highlight domestic violence issues through the painting of street art murals.

A network of like-minded artists, Rede Nami, deliver workshops through women’s centres and schools which empower women socially and artistically, and spread a positive message around ending domestic violence.

They were instrumental in pushing for the adoption of a new domestic violence law in 2010, and since then they have focused on using street art to inform and educate women around it. Ultimately, they have realised that the law needs to be understood for it to be effective.

With five kilometres of public murals sharing messages around ending domestic violence and a large online following, Rede Nami has been hugely successful at pushing its campaigns to the forefront of Brazilian society.


Why we like Rede Nami:

  • A project which delivers multiple impacts all at once — on artistic, urban, and social levels.
  • They’ve realised that introducing a law isn’t an end-goal in itself, rather the start of process of education and information.
  • Despite small budgets, makes the most of its network of volunteers to deliver impactful work.

Find out more about Rede Nami at their website

Image: Rede Nami