Crisis: In India, 90% women have been reported to experience sexual harassment and forms of violence at some point in their lives. In 1999 Breakthrough Trust (BT) began its operations to fight for gender equity and end any form of harassment on women and adolescents with the help of community participation.
Programs: i) Adolescent Empowerment: The organization is determined to initiate change by hosting healthcare, educational and livelihood workshops for adolescents at a grassroot level in UP, Bihar, Jharkhand and Haryana. ii) Domestic Violence: Campaigns are being held by the NGO to end domestic violence against women and girls. iii) Sexual Harassment: The trust provides both digital and physical training to leaders in order to prevent occurrences of sexual harassment and sensitize communities about it through workshops. iv) Gender-Biased Sex Selection: In an attempt make India's sex ratio equal again, Breakthrough works a multi-pronged approach to end it. v) Early Marriage: To take a step towards stopping early marriage the Trust is enabling access to education, healthcare and livelihood opportunities for girls.
Impact so far: 2500 frontline healthcare workers are trained to combat gender biased sex selection and 10,000 youth are trained to create local campaigns to avoid sexual harassment in schools by the NGO. 543,000 adolescents have been rescued from early marriages and other crimes against women in UP, Haryana, Jharkhand & Delhi.
Income Rs16 cr
Expense Rs16 cr
Source : Audit Report 2018
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