The Covid-19 pandemic has made the vulnerable even more vulnerable.

You can help address vaccine hesitancy amongst women and ensure that girls don’t drop out of school and fall into the vicious cycle of discrimination and violence. In doing so, you help us address and understand the impact of COVID-19 on the girl child.

COA Vaccine Hesitancy Img

Covid-19 is not just a health crisis for women and girls:

Fewer women are being vaccinated in our country. Women are still carrying the burden of household chores alone, even when they are Covid positive! Girls are dropping out of school and are being pushed into early marriage. Cases of domestic violence have spiked. We still don’t realise the full impact of COVID-19 on the girl child. 

Breakthrough is working to ensure that these issues are highlighted and women
and girls have the support they need. Here’s how:


Raising awareness about Covid-19 vaccination, specifically focussing on women by:

– Working with frontline workers and local authorities. – Breakthrough youth leaders are running awareness campaigns in their communities.
– Creating and sharing communication material which encourages Covid-19 vaccination. Speaking about the impact of COVID-19 on girl child.


Consistently talking to adolescents and their families to ensure their well being during these difficult times and having focussed discussions on issues like girls dropping out of school, being pushed into early marriage. 


Ensuring the mental well being of adolescents and youth that we work with through care circles and barefoot counselling.


Training frontline workers and local authorities on the issue of domestic violence to ensure that domestic violence survivors have the support they need. 


Building a network of responsible citizens who can take action against domestic violence and other forms of gender based violence around them.


Strengthening government response on these issues and building awareness on digital and other media platforms.

You can become an important link in the Chain Of Action to address the impact of Covid-19 on women and girls. Donate now and spread the word!

All donations to Breakthrough are eligible for a 50% tax exemption, under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act.


Working with communities across
5 states, 13 districts

535,000 adolescents

Age at marriage for girls
Increased by almost 2 years in areas of
Uttar Pradesh where Breakthrough worked.

Likelihood of girls being enrolled in school
Increase by 89% in areas in Bihar
where Breakthrough worked.

Reduced in the incidence of early marriage
By 28% in areas in Bihar where breakthrough intervened.
(*As opposed to 22% where Breakthrough didn’t intervene.)

Shift in gender attitudes
Transformed 15.5% of gender-regressive views
of adolescents in Haryana 


Breakthrough has been working for over 20 years to make violence against women and girls unacceptable. We do this by working to change cultural traditions and norms that perpetuate discrimination and violence against women.

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