As part of the Women Empowered for Leadership programme, Hivos is supporting the 2018 Beirut International Women’s Film Festival which opens on 13 March and ends on 18 March.
Organised by the Beirut Film Society, The Beirut International Women Film Festival (BWFF) brings together filmmakers and cinema lovers to tackle gender equality, sexual identity, domestic violence through the power of the lens and cinema.
BWFF comprises films about women and/or executed by women. It aims to highlight the power of women in different life situations, and to promote a positive image of women fighting with dignity to make change in their social environments.
Hivos believes that cinema can be a powerful means and tool to change public perceptions on gender equality and women in leadership and to encourage debate on gender roles. Not only will there be film screenings, but panel discussions will also be held to reinforce the messages of the festival.