Breakthrough is a global human rights organization working to make violence against women and girls unacceptable.

Our mission is to prevent violence against women by transforming the norms and cultures that enable it. We carry out this mission by building a critical mass of change agents worldwide—the Breakthrough Generation—whose bold collective action will deliver irreversible impact on the issue of our time. Working out of centers in India and the U.S., we create innovative, relevant multimedia tools and programs—from short animations to long-term leadership training—that reach individuals and institutions where they are, inspiring and equipping them to build a world in which all people enjoy their human rights.

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