Thank you for your interest in building a gender-equal India. Your support can enable young girls to stay in school.
Prevent Early Marriage – Breakthrough Trust

Girls like Monica don’t play ‘house, house’.


You can change this. 

You can help girls like Monica stay in school.

You can prevent early marriage.

Your support and contribution can help Breakthrough empower thousands of girls like Monica.

Monica was 14 and in Class 9 when she was married. A year later, she was sent back to her parents. Her dreams of being a teacher turned to dust. 

One in four girls like Monica is married when still a child.

Denied schooling, a childhood, dreams, an identity.

But you can change this.  

What can I expect with a long-term commitment to Breakthrough? 

When you support Breakthrough, you ensure that girls remain in school. When girls remain in school, they are less likely to be pushed into early marriage and are empowered to make positive life choices and pursue opportunities related to health, education and employment. 

Breakthrough Impact:

Working with communities across
5 states, 17 districts
535,000 adolescents
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.

Reduce in the incidence of early marriage

By 28% in areas in Bihar where breakthrough intervened.

(*As opposed to 22% where Breakthrough didn’t intervene.)


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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