Posts Tagged as ‘india’

breakthrough beat: Rock for Rights in India with Engendered

Engendered, the NYC based transnational arts and human rights organization proudly announces their inaugural event in India, ROCK FOR RIGHTS (RFR), 2011, in collaboration with Delhi based organization Queer Delhi.  Breakthrough is a proud promotional partner of the event. In solidarity with all gender, sexual and minority rights movements in South Asia, RFR is a [...]

November 10, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Subversive artist JR uplifts stories of despair by putting them out there

An elusive French artist known to the world as “JR” has come to be synonymous with larger than life street art that makes bold statements about freedom and identity in cities around the world. His work, which has been called “pervasive art,” comprises of  enormous black-and-white photographs of people who are surviving abuse, conflict, violence [...]

October 25, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: ABC News on Bell Bajao’s global campaign

We’re have an amazing week! Yesterday, our President and CEO, Mallika Dutt, joined the stage with President Clinton to announce Breakthrough’s commitment to go global with Bell Bajao (Ring the Bell), at the Clinton Global Initiative Opening Plenary.   The campaign calls on men and boys from around the world to champion the cause by ringing the [...]

September 22, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: For back to school, here’s a way to get extra credit (vote for us!)

It’s back to school time, and we have an assignment for you: In just three easy steps you can help us win $20,000. Please VOTE for Breakthrough’s film, Thirst for Change: Women in Karnataka stand up for their rights. It has been shortlisted for the Link TV ViewChange Film Contest. 1. Register for Link TV [...]

September 10, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

under 21 club: 13-year-old author, Bilaal Rajan, started changing the world at 4

Bilaal Rajan is an incredible young adult from Canada, who has been making changes around the world since the age of 4. He tackles one issue at a time, raising money through various fundraising opportunities. He started in 2001 at the very young age of 4, he sold clementines in his neighborhood where he raised [...]

August 19, 2010 by Yasemin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Bell Bajao’s domestic violence ad hits India’s soaps

One of our Bell Bajao shorts on domestic violence was seen on a soap opera in India, ,‘Kyunki…Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ an initiative by UNICEF to promote its “Facts for Life” program. An entire scene focused on the ad.  In the scene, set during a women’s group meeting, the women react to a recent incident of [...]

June 16, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Abort your daughter now, save on a dowery later – A look at gendercide in China and India

Prepare to be shocked: 100 million baby girls have “gone missing” due to the Gendercide taking over parts of Asia

March 12, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Cops attack woman in India as everyone looks on

From our Bell Bajao blog: A police officer in Utter Pradesh, India beat up a woman who’s in laws accused her of murdering her husband. She claimed he died in his sleep, but they brought her into the police station for interrogation purposes. The officer slapped her repeatedly on the face and snatched her veil, [...]

February 19, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: Bell Bajao! is in “People” mag!

You knew our domestic violence campaign Bell Bajao! was big, but did you know it was fashionable too? Designers revealed their creations, t-shirts and totes, at our Muse event back in January and now they have hit the pages of People magazine! See at right, tote designed by Aki Narula and t-shirt by Narendra Kumar. [...]

February 17, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: On child marriage in India, an excerpt from our Bell Bajao blog

In reading our Bell Bajao blog on domestic violence we came across a very powerful poem and post on child marriage in India: In a little village, there was a little girl called dinky, when she would blush and the world would go pinky. The innocent beauty came but with a price, she was bartered [...]

December 4, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

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