Arte Sana's bilingual Girl Empowerment Festival model offers communities a unique
collaboration opportunity to promote girl safety locally. It is a multigenerational
gathering of girls, young women, mothers, aunts, and grandmothers, that addresses issues
such as body image, dating and sexual violence prevention, victim rights, media literacy,
cultural identity, and teen pregnancy prevention. From 2004 to 2009,
over 526 Texans have attended bilingual Girl Empowerment Festivals: 486 girls and
40 adults. In 2010, this gender-specific outreach model was implemented in Wyoming.