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 supports Breakthrough’s campaign against child marriage in the states of Bihar and Jharkhand in India – two of India’s worst affected states.


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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The first US summit to end female genital mutilation

The momentum generated by summits like this is the lifeblood of change. At the heart of the movement to end FGM are the survivors who represent the most vulnerable and at risk – those without a platform to speak. Activists…

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Launch of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children

The Global Partnership today also launched the new INSPIRE package of seven proven strategies to prevent violence against children, created with the World Health Organisation (WHO), the CDC, End Violence Against Children, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), The U.S….

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