• A Advocate
  • I Implementer
  • N Network


Breakthrough is a human rights organization founded in 1999 with a mission to make violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable. Our work is transformative; focused on changing the norms and culture that perpetuate inequity and violence. Breakthrough does this by building a critical mass of change agents worldwide - the Breakthrough Generation - whose bold collective action will deliver irreversible impact on the issue of our time. We create innovative, relevant multimedia campaigns, tools, and programs that reach individuals and institutions where they are, inspiring and equipping them to build a world in which all people live with dignity, equality, and justice. With programs challenging early marriage, gender-biased sex selection, sexual harassment, and more, our work enables a critical mass of change-makers to stand for human rights in their own spheres and beyond. Breakthrough works with more than 500,000 adolescents and young adults across 15 districts, 5 states and more than 5000 villages.

Primary Functions

  • Awareness Raising/Advocacy
  • Capacity building/Technical assistance
  • Program/Project Implementation

Secondary Functions

  • Networking/Convening
  • Research - project evaluation

Geographic Scope

  • National

Areas of work Back to Top

Education topics addressed


  • Secondary completion

Other skills

  • Life skills/sexuality education
  • Rights/empowerment education
  • Social and emotional learning

Cross-cutting topics addressed

  • Early/child marriage
  • Empowerment
  • Gender equality
  • Masculinities/boys
  • Other aspects of sexual and reproductive health
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • Violence (at home, in relationships)

Funders and partners Back to Top

Current girls’ education funders

Current girls' education partners

Locations and contact information Back to Top



Headquarters location(s)

  • Delhi, Delhi, India

Office location(s)

  • India
  • United States of America


Jocelyn Jose
Head- Institutional Partnerships

Locations of current girls’ education work

Map showing countries (listed below) where the organization is involved with girls' education programs

  • India

Projects Back to Top