Fun and entertaining, Girl Fest Hawaii is a rainbow shining over the serious message this non-profit preaches: “…to prevent violence against women and girls through education and art….” Violence and abuse of women is on-going and has plagued half the population of the earth since the beginning of human history. By shedding much-needed light on this dark subject, Girl Fest is doing its part to elevate the self esteem of all women and their important role in today’s male-dominated world. From procuring legal aid for abused spouses and children to advice and comfort for rape victims, a wealth of information is available through this caring community.
Prevention is the buzz-word
Girl Fest is amped and ready to rock your world from February 16-20, 2012. With an impressive list of educators, musicians, artists, poets, actors, DJs, and others, this well-sponsored event employs film, music, art, the spoken word, and dance to boost the image of women in exciting new ways. Throughout the week, complementing the entertainment, are conferences for children and adults, which address vital issues, such as, body image, identity, empowerment, social change, and ways to prevent violence in personal relationships. Included are art exhibits, concerts, hands-on workshops, and panel discussions.
The problem of domestic violence, abuse of women and girls, and other forms of degraded behavior toward women isn’t going away soon. But, in time it will, if our little girls, women of all ages, and—especially men—receive accurate information about how women and girls should be treated in all aspects and phases of life. One day, that statement will no longer be needed, because its essence will be a reality.
Come to Girl Fest. You will be surprised, entertained, and informed. And you will leave determined to help mistreated women and girls you may know of to find light in their shadowy world.
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Help is here:
No shame. If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, abused, or mistreated, help is available. Don’t let hesitation, fear, or shame cause a situation to escalate into a crisis. Get help now! Call SATC HOTLINE at 808-524-7374 or 808-531-3771 www.stoptheviolence.orgor Girl Fest at www.girlfesthawaii.org for more resources.