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Women Awareness at The Womens Film Festival

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By KMVT News

Sun Valley, Idaho (KMVT-KSVT)

The Family of Woman Film Festival is bringing films to Idaho that advocate for women empowerment.

The festival's founder says that her goal was to get audiences aware of the issues women face worldwide.

"It's given in support of the work of the United Population fund, which is the UN agency for the reproductive health and right of women. I serve on the American board and because not many people in America know the work that is done I started the film festival in order to bring the message to people and show how to empower women, to lower maternal mortality, to see that girls went to school."

All the money raised over the week is being donated to the population fund.

Even though the donation may seem small, it's about keeping the mission of empowering women moving forward.

"So we are able to actually contribute to that and its itty bitty amounts of money but it keep it going, it keeps the mission going."

The theme has inspired some prior filmmakers to create their own foundations to help women of other countries.

Director of "A Walk to Beautiful" Allison Shigo, is the founder of "Healing Hands of Joy".

The UNFPA has become a partner in her work to help women reintegrate into their communities with fistula.

We opened up a center that provides training education, small business loans, literacy course and just self esteem and motivation to go back into the communities."

Making women confident and educated around the world.


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