Breakthrough is an international non-profit organization that uses popular culture to raise awareness about human rights and social justice. We have affiliate offices in New York and New Delhi.
Working across five program areas (women’s rights, religion & peace, racial & ethnic justice, caste discrimination, sexual & reproductive rights), Breakthrough encourages individuals and communities to get involved in building a culture of human rights through four avenues: • Mass media to create radio, music, art, television for social change • An interactive website – www.breakthrough.tv • Forums and workshops • Multi-media educational materials
Breakthrough has produced the award winning Mann ke Manjeere: An Album of Women’s Dreams along with two music videos, which are widely used globally for human rights education. Other productions include Junoon for Peace, a DVD for peace post-9/11; Bringing Durban Home: Combating Racism Together, a short video about the UN World Conference Against Racism; and Haman Hain Ishq and Baagon Na Jaa, a music album and video promoting religious harmony.
Breakthrough has also organized numerous concerts, exhibits and performances using art and culture to present a human rights vision. We are active in creating educational materials, including a curricular toolkit on domestic violence and human rights. We conduct frequent workshops for students and training for teachers on social justice and human rights issues.