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Tumbling buddies! It is with great sadness that I write my “see you soon” (I don’t do goodbyes!) post to all of you, as today is my last day at Breakthrough. The past three years have been an amazing experience. I’ve grown so much, both personally and professionally, and have learned so much from the wonderful Breakthrough team and all our partners.
From America 2049 to The Call to Deport the Statue to Be That Guy, we’ve made some amazeballs projects together. I’m off to California to continue my passion of building movements at NationBuilder, but am always around on Facebook and Twitter.
Til soon, Dana

 -Dana

Tumbling buddies! It is with great sadness that I write my “see you soon” (I don’t do goodbyes!) post to all of you, as today is my last day at Breakthrough. The past three years have been an amazing experience. I’ve grown so much, both personally and professionally, and have learned so much from the wonderful Breakthrough team and all our partners.

From America 2049 to The Call to Deport the Statue to Be That Guy, we’ve made some amazeballs projects together. I’m off to California to continue my passion of building movements at NationBuilder, but am always around on Facebook and Twitter.

Til soon, Dana

 -Dana

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@wheresmysled exporting her social media metrics skillz to the team on her last day. How much of Dana’s brain can we download and put in a box?!! Bahhh :( Will miss you so so much @breakthroughtv.  (at Breakthrough)

@wheresmysled exporting her social media metrics skillz to the team on her last day. How much of Dana’s brain can we download and put in a box?!! Bahhh :( Will miss you so so much @breakthroughtv. (at Breakthrough)

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Domestic violence is not inevitable. It is learned. And if it is learned, it can be unlearned and it can be prevented.

In this TED talk from Feb 2014, Esta Soler uses her experience as a pioneer in gender-based violence advocacy to describe how the tactics and technologies used in her field have developed over time. 

Some highlights:

Soler reveals how the Polaroid camera changed DV advocacy. By taking a photo of the woman following a so-called “lover’s quarrel,” (the police usually trivialized intimate-partner violence in this way,) the victim then had the evidence she needed to take her partner to court.

She also addresses how attitudes have changed: In 1984, one politician had the audacity to call her attempts to lobby for a bill outlawing DV the “Take the Fun Out of Marriage Act.” 

She elaborates further on a problem that persists in the fight for gender equality. Namely, that men feel “indicted and not invited into the conversation” on ending gender-based violence.

She has some important insights and some great anecdotes, so check out the video!

-Mihika

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Hey Tumblr! I’m Alice, the new Communications and Executive Assistant to the President at Breakthrough. I believe that change starts at the heart and minds of each individual. I am excited to work with smart and hard-working people for such a great cause. I’m passionate about engaging with the human rights movement through online to offline action. I can’t wait to share and see our work come to fruition! 
— Alice

Hey Tumblr! I’m Alice, the new Communications and Executive Assistant to the President at Breakthrough. I believe that change starts at the heart and minds of each individual. I am excited to work with smart and hard-working people for such a great cause. I’m passionate about engaging with the human rights movement through online to offline action. I can’t wait to share and see our work come to fruition! 

Alice

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Meet Silvan, our new intern

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I am a writer, musician, and general all-around weirdo artist. I have spent my whole life trying to engage with the questions of how to change the world and how to best communicate ideas to people. So I was very excited when I first found out about Breakthrough and I am absolutely ecstatic at the idea that I get to be part of that process.

I know it’s a little cliche (sometimes things are cliche for a reason) but I keep thinking about this Margaret Mead quote: 

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has."

And that sounds great to me. Let’s do it, let’s change thew world.

-Silvan

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I’m into this, for all genders! Let’s make it a norm. -Dana (image via WordPorn)

I’m into this, for all genders! Let’s make it a norm. -Dana (image via WordPorn)

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annieskywalker:

psicologicamenteblog:

I think that this topic is truly important. What do you think about it?

Source: Are stereotypes keeping women away from science?

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This is so important. 

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Happy (almost)International Women’s Day! We thank you for being part of a generation making the world safer for women and girls. Like many of you, Karalyn rang the bell and stood up for her neighbors facing violence. Watch and share her story today! -Dana

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A new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals the extent of the problem of violence against women in the EU. 
The shocking statistics reveal that approximately 61 million women in the EU have experienced physical and/ or sexual violence.
This global epidemic is clearly unacceptable.
-Mihika

A new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals the extent of the problem of violence against women in the EU. 

The shocking statistics reveal that approximately 61 million women in the EU have experienced physical and/ or sexual violence.

This global epidemic is clearly unacceptable.

-Mihika

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knowhomo:

LGBTQ* News You Should Know About

Today, February 24th, 2014, Uganda’s President Museveni signed an anti-gay bill into law. This laws makes homosexual (first offense) acts punishable by 14 years in prison. Individuals who are found guilty for having continuous homosexual sexual experiences (between consenting adults) can face life in prison. 

Read More HERE

Above comic from the Center of Constitutional Rights, presenting “The Case Against Scott Lively.” Lively is an anti-gay pastor who is being sued in the United States for human rights abuse in Uganda. 

The comic artist is Andy Warner, who’s Tumblr can be found HERE.

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