Posts Tagged as ‘Women’

From Alabama: “We stand in solidarity with our sisters, and all immigrant women around the nation”

We are currently in Alabama with the We Belong Together delegation of activists and thought leaders who are working to protect and promote the rights of immigrant women. Read more about our trip here and a statement from the ground below: — WE BELONG TOGETHER WOMEN’S HUMAN RIGHTS DELEGATION STATEMENT Together, we are a diverse [...]

March 22, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

That’s *Dr.* Mallika Dutt

We’re tipping our hats —- or really, our mortarboards —- to Breakthrough president and CEO Mallika Dutt, who will receive an honorary doctorate at Mount Holyoke College’s 175th commencement this May. Mallika —- a Mount Holyoke alumna —- shares this honor with an extraordinary group of earlier MHC honorees of pioneering human rights defenders, including [...]

March 16, 2012 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Mallika Dutt on women and new media at Media that Matters

Women and girls matter!  As part of the series of discussions “Women and Girls Matter: A series of discussions” for Media that Matters, please join our president, Mallika Dutt on panel: “Throwing Open the House: What’s Next for Women and Girls in Film and New Media?” They will evaluate the shifting landscape and explore solutions to [...]

October 26, 2011 by crissy spivey | 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

breakthrough beat: NY Indian Film Festival promises diverse lineup

Breakthrough is proud to be a Community Partner for the New York Indian Film Festival. This post was originally written by Pulkit Datta for The NRI, who is also the Media Assistant with Breakthrough. New York’s oldest Indian film festival – previously known as the MIAAC Film Festival – is entering its 11th year with [...]

May 4, 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

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

b-the change: Make a film about empowering women and get on the front page of YouTube

Have you ever wondered how you can get involved in the filmmaking side of the  work we do to promote women’s rights? Well this month, you can show us your support by becoming a YouTube video volunteer and making a short film about just that! When we told you about this awesome program earlier this [...]

May 11, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: The Girl Effect has an effect on us

We’ve been fans of The Girl Effect for some time now. Just go to their site and click, “disagree.” They make absolute sense.  See – they show how communities benefit when women are educated because these women statistically having less children and are more likely to educate their children. And on average, women reinvest 90 percent [...]

February 24, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: This V-Day Eve Ensler inspires young women to embrace their emotional creature

Last week, there was a fierce performance reading of Eve Ensler’s newest work: I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World (published by Random House, February 9, 2010). Students in New York City read and performed monologues inspired by the stories of girls from around the globe – stories of [...]

February 12, 2010 by nikki | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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