Breakthrough Events



March 8, 2013, 1-2:30pm: Global Launch of Breakthrough’s Ring the Bell: One million men. One million promises to end violence against women. Diplomats Ballroom, One UN NY Hotel (corner of 44th and 1st Ave.), New York, NY. Co-sponsors: Breakthrough, UN Women, Sonke Gender Justice, Promundo, A Call to Men (Similar launch events are taking place in Brazil, India, Malaysia, and South Africa).

March 3, 1:30pm- 2:30pm: UN CSW Consultation Day: Panel on the Role of Men in Ending Violence Against Women. Grand Ballroom at the Armenian Center, 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY. Panelists include: Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough; Dean Peacock, Sonke Gender Justice, South Africa; Ambassador Evan Paki of New Guinea or Ambassador Usman Sarki of Nigeria. Moderated by Bineta Diop, Chair, Board of Directors, Femmes Africains Solidarite. Registration now closed.

March 3, 3:45-5:15pm: UN CSW Consultation Day: Training in Communications and Social Media. Grand Ballroom at the Armenian Center, 630 2nd Avenue, New York, NY. Co-sponsors: Breakthrough, PCI Media Impact, AVON Foundation. Speakers include: Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough; Dana Variano, Breakthrough; Brenda Campos, PCI-Impact; Nancy Schwartzman, Circle of 6 App. Facilitator: Sean Southey, Executive Director, PCI-Media Impact. Registration now closed.

March 4, 3-4:15pm: OECD Development Center Panel: Transforming social norms to prevent violence against women and girls. Conference Room B, North Lawn Building (1st Avenue at 48th Street), New York, NY. Co-sponsors: Governments of Finland and South Africa, and OECD. Participants include: Breakthrough, Wikigender, End Violence Against Women (EVAW UK), the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, Partners for Prevention (P4P), and Womankind Worldwide.

March 7, 12-2pm: Second Annual AVON Communication Awards. UN Delegates Dining Room, 1 United Nations Plaza (1st Avenue at 44th Street), New York, NY. Invitation only.

March 7, 4:45-6pm: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Session: Women Moving Mountains: High Impact Investment to Eliminate and Prevent Violence Against Women – The Case of the Dutch MDG3 Fund. Conference Room B, North Lawn Building (1st Avenue at 48th Street), New York, NY. Co-sponsors: Government of The Netherlands, AWID, Breakthrough, Global Fund for Women Kenya, Casa de la Mujer from Colombia. Official UN Pass required.

March 12, 4:30-5:30pm: International Research Foundation for Development: South-South Exchange on best practices to end violence against women. Church Center for the UN, 777 UN Plaza (1st Avenue at 44th Street), New York, NY. Sponsor: International Research Foundation for Development. Panelists: Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough; Eugenia Lopez Uribe, Promoción para el Desarrollo y Juventud A.C.; Tim Shand, Sonke Gender Justice Network.

March 13, 1:15-2:45pm: UNiTE Campaign and the US Mission to the United Nations: Men and gender violence. US Mission, 799 UN Plaza (1st Ave between 44th and 45th), New York, NY. Co-Sponsors: UNiTE Campaign and the US Mission to the United Nations. Moderator: Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough. Panelists: Tod Minerson, White Ribbon; Dean Peacock, Sonke Gender Justice Network; Niel Urvan, Men Can Stop Rape.

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