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Working with communities across
5 states, 13 districts
Gender sensitization curriculum
Running in 773 schools
Shift in gender attitudes
Transformed 15.5% of gender-regressive views of adolescents in Haryana.(source: JPal)
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.)
1 in 3 of the world’s child brides live in India.
The Covid-19 induced economic crisis is driving the most vulnerable communities in India to marry their girls early. Estimates suggest that every year, nearly 1.5 million girls under 18 get married in India. This number is only increasing with the pandemic. We need to invest in the power of people to bring change.
Source: UNICEF report, 2019
We are working towards creating a truly gender-equal India by:
What to expect with a long-term commitment to Breakthrough?
Your support to Breakthrough will help build an ecosystem of change-makers, leaders, influencers, frontline workers, and adolescents who will work towards creating a gender-equal India. In the face of Covid-19, our curriculum on gender equality for adolescent girls and boys has become more consequential than ever. With your support, we are empowering adolescents to challenge oppressive gender norms – ultimately raising a generation of empowered citizens.
What can you do to reduce gender discrimination and violence?
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Breakthrough has been working for over 20 years to make violence and discrimination against women unacceptable. We do this by working to change cultural traditions and norms that perpetuate discrimination.
We use mass media to change mindsets on a large scale – the government’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao campaign which uses our communication material, is one such example of changing cultural norms and mindsets. Our Bell Bajao campaign reached over 150 million people and brought the issue of domestic violence to the fore for the first time.
Breakthrough’s in-depth trainings of girls, boys, families and community members aim to catalyse leadership within the community so as to change individual behavior and to create an enabling environment where women and girls can reach their full potential. On ground efforts across 17 districts and 4000 villages enable us to bring grassroots level change in some of the most deeply affected areas of the country.
Your contribution will help us run programs and campaigns for preventing violence against women and girls across 17 districts and 4000 villages of India. We are a not-for-profit organization dependent on your invaluable donations to make all our work possible.
To understand our work in more detail, you can download our annual report, or look at the ‘our work’ page on the website.