Profile

Cover photo
149 followers|12,584 views
AboutPostsPhotosVideos

Stream

Breakthrough

Shared publicly  - 
 
 
In June 2013, a woman set herself on fire every three days in Herat, Afghanistan -- and that was an improvement from 2012, when the city's main hospital received a self-immolator every two days. The reason for women burning themselves alive, according to Afghanistan's presidential advisor on health affairs, is depression. Almost all self-immolation in Afghanistan follows marriage, with 70 percent of brides married against their will and half of them children 15 years or younger. 

Learn more via Colors Magazine (http://bit.ly/1cmSjIe) and follow +Girls Not Brides for more information on ending child marriage.

#afghanistan   #childmarriage   #selfimmolation  
1
1
Emanuela N's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Breakthrough launches Board The Bus, an interactive game, helping you Own Your Own Bus, Customizing The Bus and Traveling In The Bus Around Delhi. Visit http://www.breakthrough.tv/boardthebus/ and answer simple questions for a chance to win daily prizes.

The top scorer will be announced daily at 8 PM and will stand a chance to win cool #boardthebus merchandise. On 8th March we will announce the grand prize winner.

#boardthebus is a Breakthrough initiative that calls on women reclaim public spaces in Delhi.
1
Add a comment...

Breakthrough

Shared publicly  - 
 
In India, 1 woman is raped every 21 minutes, 1 woman is kidnapped every 14 minutes. Even though they make up 46% of the population in Delhi, women are considered and treated as a minority. #boardthebus aims to make the women acknowledge their rights and the responsibilities and exercise their power to make Delhi a safer place to live in. 

From the 1st to the 7th of March, we’re asking women to come together, board a bus to their destination and show Delhi and the world - through pictures, video, audio and text - that they are reclaiming the space on public transport that is rightfully theirs. We hope to encourage women to not only travel by bus, but also to share their experience and motivate others to join them.
2
Add a comment...

Breakthrough

Shared publicly  - 
 
If you’re 17 with a hoodie on watch out for the neighborhood watcher / If you at the right neighborhood at the wrong time neighborhood watcher
1
Add a comment...

Breakthrough

Shared publicly  - 
 
A not so fun fact: only 7 states didn't pass anti-immigrant laws in 2010 and 2011. http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/03/anti-immigration-law-database#database
2
1
Add a comment...
Have them in circles
149 people
 
One of our favorite campaigns from last year: Deport the Statue used humor to tackle the serious issue of immigrant women's rights. 

Have you seen it? Tell us what you think!

#immigrationreform  
1
Add a comment...
 
We're proud to announce that Breakthrough is a finalist for Google Impact Challenge in India. Vote for us at http://goo.gl/GSvM45. #GoogleImpactChallenge #MakeAnImpact  #Breakthrough +Google +Breakthrough
4
Add a comment...

Breakthrough

Shared publicly  - 
 
We're here at the Google offices in NYC! So tech savvy - #butofcourse!
5
balaji sandhupatla's profile photo
 
good thought
Add a comment...

Breakthrough

Shared publicly  - 
 
Check out the trailers for our 3 video games for human rights!
1
1
Add a comment...
People
Have them in circles
149 people
Contact Information
Contact info
Phone
212-868-6500
Address
4 West 37th Street 4th Floor New York, NY 10018
Story
Tagline
Human rights start with you.
Introduction
Breakthrough is a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture, and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for dignity, equality, and justice. www.breakthrough.tv