Panmela Castro: Saving Lives Through Graffiti: That's where Panmela came in. She realized she could use her graffiti to help spread the word, and so she took to the streets of Rio's hillside favelas, partnering with human-rights organizations to turn underground public art into messages condemning domestic violence.
Panmela Castro | Heloisa Passos by Focus Forward Films. Panmela Castro was born and raised in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is the president of Nami Network, a feminist organization that promotes womens rights through graffiti-art. She travels the world with her art and has been honored with numerous international awards for her work.