Violence Against Women


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Geography: Global

Founded: 2000


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Every person in this world is entitled to a fundamental set of human rights that allow her or him to live with dignity and self-respect. Unfortunately, for too long, women have been regarded as less than human, and therefore, not entitled to these human rights.

And even today, with the popular refrain, “women’s rights are human rights" – it has taken years of organizing and advocacy to become accepted in global policy circles. Despite international agreements and national policy changes, the daily reality of millions of women’s lives around the world remains unchanged.

Breakthrough works to transform attitudes towards women so that they can realize their full potential.  Please check out our Bell Bajao campaign that calls on men and boys to bring domestic violence to a halt.   Watch our Mann Ke Manjeere music video that has become a cult classic that speaks to woman’s celebration of self-discovery and the ability to make choices in life.