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About Breakthrough

Breakthrough is an international organization that creates original media and uses education and popular culture to transform public attitudes and teach human rights.
We encourage a culture of human rights through the following avenues:


* Music, art, performance, television and media for social change.


* Our interactive website,, which is an educational and entertaining forum packed with ideas for action.


* Public forums and workshops.


* Multi-media educational materials.


Our current campaign in the U.S focuses on immigration. Unfair immigration laws deny due process and violate human rights. These laws affect all immigrants: legal residents, those fleeing persecution, students and undocumented people. We have video stories, animations, speeches and a video game ( that we have produced to illustrate this injustice.

Uncover what's going on behind immigration detention center walls- Experience Gitmo:


Our current campaign in India,"Bell Bajao" aims to bring attention to the growing incidences of domestic violence faced by women in India.

Watch our original content, leave feedback and share with friends!

Breakthrough works through partner offices in the United States and India, the two world’s largest democracies. We believe that the promise of both countries lies in building secular, democratic and multi-cultural societies that ensure human rights for all.

Breakthrough's media

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Breakthrough's recent content

Esmeralda: A transgender asylum seeker speaks out against immigration detention

Courage comes in many different forms. For Esmeralda a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention, it came in the form of seeking justice....

Regions: Mexico

Issues: Sexual exploitation

Witnessed: 3141 times


Let's Breakthrough Together 2009 - A Night of Authors and Artists

On October 22, 2009, Breakthrough held Let's Breakthrough Together 2009, at the Harvard Club in NYC. ...

Regions: India, United States

Issues: Immigration , Violence against women

Witnessed: 2627 times


Let's Breakthrough Together 2009

On October 22, 2009, Breakthrough hosted Let's Breakthrough Together 2009, a benefit for human rights at the Harvard Club in NYC....

Regions: India, United States

Issues: Immigration , Violence against women

Witnessed: 2397 times


US: Restore Fairness to the Immigration System

It's time you heard the truth, but not from Representative Joe Wilson.

Regions: United States

Issues: Detention, Immigration , Minorities

Blog entry

Restore Fairness: bring back due process to the immigration system

The “Restore Fairness” documentary is produced by Breakthrough in partnership with 26 leading organizations and calls for the U.S....

Regions: United States

Issues: Immigration

Witnessed: 2551 times


Warren Joseph: Military Man Faces Deportation

Warren Joseph from Trinidad, received a green card and served the U.S....

Issues: Immigration

Witnessed: 2723 times


Ali: An HIV+ Man Suffers in Detention

Ali has been living in New York city for 30 years with a green card....

Regions: United States

Issues: Immigration

Witnessed: 2806 times


Witnessed: 2912 times


Watching Change

Hi Everyone, ...

Issues: Elections

Witnessed: 2866 times


Sarah Jones at the 2008 Breakthrough Benefit Gala

Watch the extremely talented Sarah Jones perform at the 2008 Let's Breakthrough Together Benefit Gala.

Witnessed: 3017 times