Location Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Grantee 2016
Attended areas Human Rights and Civic Engagement

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Graffiti Pelo Fim da Violência Contra a Mulher – Formação para Psicólogas

Workshops for Female Psychologists to Act as Art Educators in Preventing Violence Against Women

Every seven minutes a woman was a victim of violence in Brazil in 2015, according to the Special Secretariat of Policies for Women. Although the enactment of Maria da Penha Law in 2006 has managed to reduce the number of domestic violence cases in Brazil, domestic violence there still occurs at an alarming rate.

Rede NAMI uses graffiti and urban art to overcome gender inequality and violence against women. The organization also promotes the Maria da Penha Law and women’s rights. Its “Graffiti Pelo Fim da Violência” project came about from their previous BrazilFoundation-supported project in 2015, which empowered more than 180 youths as leaders to fight against domestic violence. This new project will give them the opportunity to strengthen their activities by training female psychologists who specialize in gender.

With support from BrazilFoundation, NAMI will:

• Offer graffiti and art education workshops for 20 female psychologists – chosen through public selection, prioritizing black women from low-income communities – who specialize in gender;
• Create an online campaign to promote the Maria da Penha Law;
• Develop workbooks with the NAMI method, which will be available online.

Impact

20 female psychologists trained in graffiti and art education
Promotion of the Maria da Penha Law
Women empowered by learning about their rights

“We are a nationwide network of more than 500 women that, in 5 years, has already brought together more than 5,000 women through our workshops.” Panmela Castro, Founder of Rede NAMI

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