The Wall of Hope Campaign began in Nepal in 2013 as a component of the Half The Sky Film and Arts Festival.
During 2014 and 2015, Wall of Hope teams led students, grades 7 to graduate school, in activities that featured films, games, interactions, and the eventual creation of a Wall of Hope. School administrators were encouraged to organize follow up activities relating to gender and VAW issues.
The Campaign retains two basic and unifying elements:
- Educate young people Organizing a film screening, a speaker and/or a forum at the school or in the community.
- Create a Wall of Hope Somewhere on or off the school campus or in the community, a Wall of Hope is created, using hard walls, soft walls, banners, cloth, or other materials.
Other activities are strongly encouraged, including using the initial Wall of Hope project to form an ongoing group that will continue to address VAW issues.
The Campaign has impacted an estimated 20,000 young people in Nepal with now over 400 schools engaged in the project. With violence against women at epidemic levels in many parts of the world,the Wall of Hope Campaign is now going global. We invite your support and participation.