Posts Tagged as ‘women’s rights’

b-days: Happy Birthday Hillary Clinton!

Born: October 26, 1947 Claim to fame: Hillary Rodham Clinton is the 67th United States Secretary of State, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama. She was a U.S. Senator for New York from 2001 to 2009, and as the wife of the 42nd President, Bill Clinton, she was the First Lady of the [...]

October 26, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Don’t burn your bra, recycle it in Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The month of October is usually dedicated to spreading awareness and support for Breast Cancer and Domestic Violence. This October, we bring you a unique way to support these causes- recycle your new and gently used bras and show your support for women who are surviving cancer or transitioning from situations of domestic violence. The [...]

October 5, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: SAPP recognizes our own, Mallika Dutt, as “a great philanthropy role model”

We are proud to announce that the South Asian Philanthropy Project (SAPP) has named our very own President and CEO, Mallika Dutt, as “a great philanthropy role model for our community.” SAPP’s New Media Intern, Nancy Gong, interviewed Mallika and recognized her for her achievements not only at Breakthrough, but also at AAPIP, Games for [...]

August 2, 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: Annie Lennox the new UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador

What a sweet dream. Annie Lennox, rock star and social activist, rose within the ranks of 1983’s U.S. billboards for her hit single “Sweet Dreams” and, now, she rises within the ranks of the United Nations as spokeswoman for UNAIDS, the UN agency fighting HIV and AIDS. Lennox pledged Wednesday, June 2, to address the [...]

June 14, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activist: Larter, once awarded for fighting takes on a new fight -reproductive rights in D.C. this week

Ali Larter thanked the fans who applauded her 2010 MTV movie award for Best Fight (with Beyonce in “Obsessed”).  Now, she’s taken on a new role, with a new fight, at Women Deliver conference in Washington, D.C. this week — reproductive rights. Larter quickly accepted the UN’s invitation to the D.C. conference. The beautiful star, [...]

June 9, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Leader of Girl Child Network says that women’s rights groups need not to compete, but work together

In an exclusive interview, founder of the Girl Child Network Worldwide, Betty Makoni tells us about her organization, her mission and where she thinks the global women’s rights movement is going.

June 8, 2010 by Annie | 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: Thank you Dorothy Height

We recently read that Dorothy Height, a profound educator and leader in the civil rights movement passed away this morning, she was 98. Living a full life, she experienced much that in turn gave her the strength to push for equal rights.  As she arrived as a new student at Barnard college, she was turned [...]

April 20, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off

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