Campaign against Child Marriage in Bihar and Jarkhand

2012 - 2018

Breakthrough is an Indian–American NGO that works to advance women’s rights by tackling violence and discrimination. They focus on domestic violence, early marriage and sex-selective abortions in the Hindi-speaking belt of North and Central India. Breakthrough uses the power of popular culture and media to make violence against women and children unacceptable.  HDF supported Breakthrough’s campaign against child marriage in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand in India – two of India’s worst affected states.


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