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.
5 states, 17 districts
Running in 773 schools
Shift in gender attitudes
Transformed 15.5% of gender-regressive views of adolescents in Haryana.
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.)