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Media Coverage

CASE STUDY: TARGETING MICRO COMMUNITIES

November 4, 2017

We partnered with Facebook to test how targeting micro-communities could build organic interest and offline connections. Powering Culture Change to End Campus Sexual Assault The campaign goal was to disrupt and transform the culture of sexual violence on campuses to make all students safer. By targeting students and people affiliated with universities through social media,…

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‘CONSENT APPLIES BEHIND A SCREEN TOO’: UCLA STUDENTS FIGHT ONLINE SEXUAL HARASSMENT

February 16, 2017

Daily Mail Clemence Michallon 2/16/2017 A group of UCLA students has launched a campaign against those who share unwanted nude pictures on social media, saying it is as harmful form as any other form of abuse when done without consent. The Bruin Consent Coalition, which seeks to prevent sexual violence on campus, released a series of…

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THESE PHOTOS BRILLIANTLY FIGHT BACK AGAINST REVENGE PORN

February 15, 2017

Refinery29 Kasandra Brabaw 2/15/2017 Sharing nude photos and sex videos without permission counts as sexual harassment and abuse, and is illegal in some states. That should be obvious, but many people are somehow hazy on the principals behind what is commonly known as “revenge porn” — sharing intimate images of someone without their consent. In fact, a…

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BREAKING THE SILENCE

January 24, 2017

Journal of College Admission Kathryn Drury Wagner 01/24/2017 College-age women are the demographic most likely to be victims of sexual violence, yet 80 percent of college students don’t report these incidents. What are colleges doing to address this issue, and what role does campus safety play in admission? When parents of today’s students were applying…

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TWO WOMEN ARE CALLING ON AN ENTIRE GENERATION TO END GENDER VIOLENCE

April 11, 2016

TakePart Britni Danielle 4/11/16 This profile is part of TakePart’s series highlighting the six winners of the Skoll Foundation’s Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, announced ahead of the Skoll World Forum, which takes place April 13–15. The award distinguishes leaders who are committed to driving large-scale change; each of the awardees’ organizations receives a $1.25…

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Statements

Statement on the Strikedown of Roe v. Wade on Friday, June 24, 2022

June 24, 2022

Today the Organization Issued the Following Statement from President and CEO Nakisha M. Lewis: Today the Supreme Court issued its decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which has effectively struck down the half-century-old decision of Roe v. Wade, taking away the right of birthing people to privacy and access to an abortion.  While…

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Breakthrough With Black Fatherhood

June 19, 2022

This Father’s Day, Breakthrough is celebrating the beauty of Black fatherhood. We’re honoring dads who identify within the LGBTQ+ community, as well as dads who have publicly demonstrated unwavering love and support for their cis, queer, trans and gender-expansive children. We know parenthood is never without its challenges. To thrive within the margin of the…

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Statement on White Supremacist Mass Shooting in Buffalo, New York on May 14th

May 16, 2022

Today the Organization Issued the Following Statement from President and CEO Nakisha M. Lewis: “Breakthrough joins the rest of the nation in mourning and grieving the lives taken tragically and hatefully by an unabashed white supremacist and domestic terrorist with no regard for human life, as clearly demonstrated by the monstrous events that took place in…

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Breakthrough Statement on the Appointment of Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court

April 8, 2022

As a global organization committed to championing Black women and girls through the media, storytelling and narrative change, Breakthrough recognizes Judge Jackson’s appointment as powerful proof that representation truly does matter.

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From Ally to Accomplice: A Call To Action For Cisgender Women.

March 31, 2022

A message from Nakisha M. Lewis, Breakthrough’s President & CEOArt Credit: Kendrick Daye via The Marsha P. Johnson Institute Today is the International Transgender Day of Visibility, a time to celebrate the contributions of trans people and celebrate the trans and nonbinary community in all its diversity. The lives, work, cultural contributions, and activism of…

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Ketanji Brown Jackson Is The Right Choice For The Supreme Court

March 21, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s experience with providing legal representation for people from underserved communities makes her better suited to make legal decisions that impact Black and Brown people… Ketanji Brown Jackson is one of the most qualified Supreme Court nominees we’ve ever witnessed. She will be the first justice with experience as a federal public defender, and the first since Justice Thurgood Marshall with significant experience as a criminal defense attorney on behalf of underserved and under-resourced defend­ants.

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I’m thrilled to be joining the Breakthrough family.

October 7, 2021

– A Message from Nakisha M. Lewis – I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as the new President & CEO of Breakthrough U.S. I’m thrilled to be joining the Breakthrough family. I feel that Breakthrough and I have evolved toward each other, coming together at just the right moment in our…

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Introducing the new President and CEO of Breakthrough U.S.

October 6, 2021

– A message from Sunil Savkar, Chair, Breakthrough Board of Directors – On behalf of the Board of Directors of Breakthrough U.S. (formally known as Let’s Breakthrough, Inc.), I’m excited to share with you some major news about the Breakthrough family and its future. It is my great honor to introduce you to the new…

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We fight for a liberated future

April 23, 2021

Dear friends, There is so much to unpack, so much we want to express and don’t have the words to say, knowing that sometimes words just are not enough.  Almost a year has passed since the murder of George Floyd. Almost a year until reaching the final verdict: Derek Chauvin. Guilty. On three counts. Still,…

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Breakthrough Stands Against AAPI Hate

March 25, 2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed a disturbing rise in violence, discrimination, and hateful rhetoric against the Asian American community. A week has passed since the devastating hate crime in Atlanta that took the life of Delaina Ashley Yaun Gonzalez, Paul Andre Michels, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha…

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Press Releases

Breakthrough Launches Documentary Series That Amplifies The Stories of BIPOC Girls and GNC Youth During Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

September 22, 2021

For Immediate Release September 22, 2021Contact: press@letsbreakthrough.orgDownloadable PDF Breakthrough Launches Documentary Series That Amplifies The Stories of BIPOC Girls and GNC Youth During Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month ‘Our Stories In Vivid Color’ explores the lived experiences, joys and dreams of youth artists and activists who are advocating for racial justice, gender equity, disability and LGBTQ+ rights.  New…

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The Next Step In Breakthrough’s Journey

March 15, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 15, 2021 The Board of Directors of Let’s Breakthrough (USA) and the Board of Trustees of Breakthrough Trust (India) are pleased to announce the following major milestone in the growth of our organizations.  For more than twenty years, Breakthrough has worked in unity of mission between our two organizations to drive culture…

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Breakthrough’s THE G WORD Honored For Best Web: Activism In The 20th Annual Webby Awards.

April 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lynn Harris Phone: 212.868.6500 Email: lynn@breakthrough.tv New York, NY —April 5 – Breakthrough announced today that its multimedia storytelling platform THE G WORD has been honored for Best Web: Activism in the 20th Annual Webby Awards. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts…

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BREAKTHROUGH AWARDED $1.25 MILLION TO CHALLENGE GENDER NORMS

April 11, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY April 11, 2016 Human rights group Breakthrough receives Skoll Award, will use funds to catalyze one million social change actors NEW YORK — Today, the Skoll Foundation announced that global human rights group Breakthrough has been awarded $1.25 million as a 2016 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship recipient. Breakthrough works to combat gender-based…

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