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Using Art in Prevention

Using Art in Prevention

  • **A Window Between Worlds** (AWBW) uses art to help end domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become “a window between worlds” for survivors taking steps to change their lives.
  • GiRL FeST is the main program of Safe Zone. The aim of Safe Zone’s projects and programs is to create dialog and progressive action through the use of educational and artistic media for the advancement and development of institutional and individual policies and practices that promote economic, social, racial, and gender equality. Aside from the GiRL FeST Hawaii and Girl FeST Bay Area (California), the Safe Zone engages year-round in Outreach Workshop development dealing with Primary Sex-Assault prevention and in public awareness and advocacy with regard to State and Federal Anti Sex-Trafficking legislation.
  • **Arte Sana**(art heals) is a nonprofit agency for underserved survivors of gender and racial violence that promotes healing and empowerment through the arts and community education.
    • Arte Sana es una agencia que existe para ayudar a nuestras comunidades a sobrevivir y prevenir la violencia a través de la educación comunitaria y el empoderamiento artístico/cultural.
  • I CAN WE CAN: The goal of this national project by A Window Between Worlds is to take action to end domestic violence and sexual assault through the use of art. It’s connected to One Billion Rising. (CALCASA podcast on I CAN WE CAN here)


  • ** Crisis Connection, Inc., a domestic & sexual violence victim assistance agency located in Southern Indiana, partnered with a local male correctional facility – Branchville. Crisis Connection provided educational sessions and the PLUS Dorm designed &

donated handkerchief art that they created with COLORED PENCILS only. Handkerchief art, or “Paño Arte”, traditionally a Hispanic prisoner’s folk art, is now part of the whole U.S. prison culture. The Smithsonian Museum has a ‘Paño’ collection, recognizing the uniqueness of this art form. Learn more here here and here