Breakthrough

Campaign against Child Marriage in Bihar and Jarkhand

India
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 supports 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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TED talks about ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: “There is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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Two years on: the fund to end violence against children

Since 2016 $68,000,000 has been raised and $37,600,000 invested in 49 organisations. The scale of support for these initiatives is impressive, but more resources and momentum from across the public and private sectors are required to respond to a pervasive…

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