Point of View (POV) Breakfasts

The Family of Woman Film Festival presented its inaugural Point of View (POV) Breakfast sessions in 2015.  This feature was created to give donors of $500 and above an opportunity to engage in informal conversations with unique leaders, who are making a difference in the lives of women and girls around the world.

Yemurai Nyoni

Wednesday, March 1

8:00 AM, Knob Hill Inn

(program begins promptly at 8:30 AM)

Yemurai Nyoni has been a youth family planning ambassador for The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zimbabwe. He was chosen from thousands of applicants to be a Women Deliver Young Leader in 2012. During his three-year fellowship, Women Deliver granted Nyoni a seed grant to implement The Rising Birds Project. Its goal was to end child marriage in rural Zimbabwe through innovative, youth-led approaches that targeted key decision-makers. Nyoni’s project increased community awareness, engaged youth groups to educate and pressure decision-makers, encouraged greater male involvement, and strengthened Zimbabwe’s legal system. In 2015, Katja Iversen, President of Women Deliver, invited Nyoni to join Women Deliver’s board as a youth representative. In this role, he has been key to broadening and strengthening Women Deliver’s work with young people.

Muhammad Shahzad

Thursday, March 2

8:00 AM, Knob Hill Inn

(program begins promptly at 8:30 AM)

Muhammad Shahzad is the founder and executive director of Chanan Development Association, a national youth-led organization founded in 2004. Chanan provides opportunities to youth and women in Pakistan to explore, enhance, and utilize their knowledge, capabilities, and skills to improve their status in the society and earn appropriate recognition of their contributions. His career path was inspired when his family fled their village so his sister would not be forced into early marriage.  In 2014, Friends of UNFPA honored him for his work to end early child marriages.