Breakthrough is a global human rights organization working to make violence against women and girls unacceptable.

Our mission is to prevent violence against women by transforming the norms and cultures that enable it. We carry out this mission by building a critical mass of change agents worldwide — the Breakthrough Generation — whose bold collective action will deliver irreversible impact on the issue of our time. Working out of centers in India and the U.S., we create innovative, relevant multimedia tools and programs — from short animations to long-term leadership training — that reach individuals and institutions where they are, inspiring and equipping them to build a world in which all people live with dignity, equality, and justice.

Our current global campaign, Ring the Bell, calls on men worldwide to join women in taking concrete action to challenge violence against women. It is the worldwide expansion of our most internationally-lauded program to date, Bell Bajao (“Ring the Bell”) — recipient of a distinguished Cannes Silver Lion — which has inspired millions of men and boys in India and beyond to take a stand against domestic violence. Together with initiatives challenging early marriagegender-biased sex selection, sexual harassment, and more, our work enables a critical mass of change-makers to stand for human rights in their own spheres and beyond.

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Ditch the auto, Drop the bike, Leave the car… Board the Bus!


by Kunal Ranjan
I Am In, DNA India

Breakthrough, a global human rights organization working towards making violence against women and girls unacceptable, started ‘Board the Bus’ campaign on March 8 this year. The campaign aims to raise awareness of public safety issues that pose a daily threat to women. Sonali Khan, Country Director, Breakthrough shares the campaign’s progress in the past one month and discusses what more needs to be done to empower the women commuters in Delhi’s buses.

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