Posts Tagged as ‘violence against women’

End of summer playlist: Music videos about women’s rights that stir emotion and rock

Breakthrough is ringing out the end of the summer with our oldies but goodies. If you’re not on the beach, barbecuing, or on a blanket at the park, we hope you’re spending it with us! 1. Mann Ke Manjeere Breakthrough started with a music video–Mann ke Manjeeré: about a fearless woman (actress Mita Vasisht) who [...]

August 31, 2011 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: The DSK case sheds light on violence against immigrant women and the role of men

Earlier this week, Nafissatou Diallo, the accuser in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn (DSK) rape case, came forward to share tell her version of what happened in May at the Sofitel Hotel in New York City in a print interview with Newsweek and also on television with ABC News. Yesterday, she gave a press conference sharing more [...]

July 29, 2011 by Eesha Pandit | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Fictional ban on interracial unions and abortion in America 2049 becoming all too real today

Games, it turns out, imitate life — sometimes eerily so — just as history so often threatens to repeat itself. This week, Breakthrough‘s ongoing Facebook gaming event, America 2049, tackles two major issues that become linked within the narrative of the game: interracial unions and abortion. During gameplay, players encounter the story of Bonnie, a [...]

May 10, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: America 2049 joins the fight as violent headlines loom this Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Around 2 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, several neighbors along Clinton Street in the Lower East Side (Manhattan) heard Sarah Coit’s incessant screams. The screaming lasted for around 20 minutes, yet no one was able to figure out where it was coming from. Less than half an hour later, a man named Raul Barrera showed [...]

April 15, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: TODAY – learn what IVAWA means to end violence against women

Today, the International Violence Against Women Act (IVAWA) is scheduled for mark-up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wed, Sept. 29. Violence against women and girls represents a global health, economic development, and human rights problem. At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in [...]

September 29, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Geena Davis helps us see so that women can see a world free of violence

We’ve kept you updated about Mel Gibson’s acts of sexism and domestic violence. While he is barred from coming near Oksana Grigorieva or her daughter due to a domestic violence restraining order, we wonder what role Hollywood has played in all this. Academy Award-winning actress, Geena Davis, has founded a non-profit (Geena Davis Institute on Gender [...]

July 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: THIS WEEK – Breakthrough at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna

We are proud to announce that Breakthrough presented its major accomplishments in the HIV/AIDS field at the 18th International AIDS Conference, Rights Here, Rights Now, yesterday. Now until July 23rd, we join the conference to assert that human rights must occupy the center of the global AIDS struggle; otherwise, without human rights, we will never achieve universal [...]

July 19, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Hollywood’s relationship with violent and racist actors never ends

Hollywood, please break up with Mel Gibson. This on-and-off thing with Kramer isn’t working either. Over the past week, tapes have surfaced of actor Mel Gibson, not only berating his ex-girlfriend Oksanaa Grigorieva, but also admitting to beating her and saying that she deserved it. In one tape Grigorieva calls Gibson out asking him what [...]

July 15, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Ping Chong theater group takes on child abuse using live testimonies

In 1975, Ping Chong, a theater director, choreographer, video and installation artist who was born in Toronto, Canada and brought up in Chinatown, New York, took his diverse background and upbringing and put it behind founding the New York based experimental theater group, The Ping Chong Theater Company. The mission of the company is: “…to [...]

May 7, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Dear video game companies, stop promoting horrific crimes against women

Japanese hentai game, RapeLay, was successfully taken off the shelves, but it’s still available online for anyone to download—sometimes for free. The game stays true to its title, giving the player the ability to simulate rape. It begins with you looking at a 16-year-old girl in a train. You then have the option to molest [...]

March 31, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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