Mallika Dutt http://www.mallikadutt.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:52:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mallika interviewed by CCTV America on VAW in India http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/07/mallika-interviewed-by-cctv-america-on-vaw-in-india/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/07/mallika-interviewed-by-cctv-america-on-vaw-in-india/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:30:44 +0000 alice http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1931 “At the end of the day – it’s the norms, cultural norms that lead men and women to believe that it’s okay for men to treat women in this way. And so culture change and really getting into a prevention approach and asking men to step up as leaders to ...

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“At the end of the day – it’s the norms, cultural norms that lead men and women to believe that it’s okay for men to treat women in this way. And so culture change and really getting into a prevention approach and asking men to step up as leaders to challenge violence against women is also a critical part of the solution.”

Mallika was interviewed on CCTV America appearance with Elaine Reyes to talk about violence against women in light of recent rapes in India. Please watch the video here.

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Mallika’s Op-Ed Piece on TIME Online http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/06/mallikas-op-ed-piece-on-time-online/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/06/mallikas-op-ed-piece-on-time-online/#comments Mon, 16 Jun 2014 15:18:28 +0000 alice http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1932 We need to ask: “Boys will be boys”–at what cost? Boys are not robotic rapists, any more than girls are ornaments and objects for their aggressions. Let’s stop saying that half the human race is inherently aggressive, predatory and incapable of transformation.

Read Mallika’s opinion piece here....

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We need to ask: “Boys will be boys”–at what cost? Boys are not robotic rapists, any more than girls are ornaments and objects for their aggressions. Let’s stop saying that half the human race is inherently aggressive, predatory and incapable of transformation.

Read Mallika’s opinion piece here.

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Mallika Dutt featured in Christian Science Monitor http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/06/mallika-dutt-featured-in-christian-science-monitor/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/06/mallika-dutt-featured-in-christian-science-monitor/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:08:25 +0000 alice http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1927 “Mallika Dutt found help in her work to end violence against women. She recruited men. Breakthrough, the human rights organization she created, calls on people, particularly boys and men, to stop domestic violence wherever they see it.”

Read the full article on Mallika and Breakthrough in the May 26 edition ...

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“Mallika Dutt found help in her work to end violence against women. She recruited men. Breakthrough, the human rights organization she created, calls on people, particularly boys and men, to stop domestic violence wherever they see it.”

Read the full article on Mallika and Breakthrough in the May 26 edition of the Christian Science Monitor Weekly here.

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Breakthrough wins Lipman Family Prize http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/06/breakthrough-wins-lipman-family-prize/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/06/breakthrough-wins-lipman-family-prize/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:50:41 +0000 alice http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1918 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced on April 7, 2014 the winner of the third annual Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is Breakthrough, a global human rights group working to drive the culture change necessary to make violence against women unacceptable, in part by engaging men ...

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The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced on April 7, 2014 the winner of the third annual Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize is Breakthrough, a global human rights group working to drive the culture change necessary to make violence against women unacceptable, in part by engaging men as leaders and partners.  Chosen from over 150 organizations worldwide that devote themselves to social impact and building sustainable solutions for social and economic challenges, Breakthrough will receive $125,000 and official recognition at an award ceremony to be held April 24, 2014 at the University of Pennsylvania. Read more here.

Mallika Dutt receives Lipman Family Prize on behalf of Breakthrough

 

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Ending Violence Against Women with the Clinton Global Initiative http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/03/ending-violence-against-women-with-the-clinton-global-initiative/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2014/03/ending-violence-against-women-with-the-clinton-global-initiative/#comments Thu, 06 Mar 2014 18:58:40 +0000 Lynn http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1893 I’m honored to be included in this video, Reimagining Impact in 2014: The Clinton Global Initiative, released in anticipation of CGI’s 10th Annual Meeting this September. As the meeting approaches, CGI members are encouraged to reflect on the impact of their Commitments to Action and share their lessons with other ...

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I’m honored to be included in this video, Reimagining Impact in 2014: The Clinton Global Initiative, released in anticipation of CGI’s 10th Annual Meeting this September. As the meeting approaches, CGI members are encouraged to reflect on the impact of their Commitments to Action and share their lessons with other members.

In 2010, Breakthrough made a commitment to formally take global our already-internationally-viral Bell Bajao (“Ring the Bell”) campaign, which calls on men and boys to take action to challenge domestic violence. I’m proud to say we have made good on our promise, first through Ring the Bell, which has reached more than 40 million people in 140 countries and inspired countless pledges to take concrete action to challenge violence against women in all its forms. And together, today, we are building the Breakthrough Generation — the generation that will make violence against women unacceptable. Thanks to CGI for the global platform — and to you, for helping build a world in which all people live with dignity, equality, and justice.

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One year later http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/12/one-year-later/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/12/one-year-later/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 16:34:13 +0000 Alex http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1878 One year ago, Jyoti Singh Pandey (“Nirbhaya”), a young urban woman studying to be a physiotherapist. was brutally raped and murdered on a bus in New Delhi. The incident brought unprecedented attention to the multifarious ways in which women in India– and indeed, around the world– are perceived as inferior. ...

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One year ago, Jyoti Singh Pandey (“Nirbhaya”), a young urban woman studying to be a physiotherapist. was brutally raped and murdered on a bus in New Delhi. The incident brought unprecedented attention to the multifarious ways in which women in India– and indeed, around the world– are perceived as inferior. It also sparked an unprecedented wave of activism; men and women alike took to the streets, horrified by the crime and the culture that allowed it to happen. One year later, can we honestly say that things have changed for the better? I try to answer this complicated question in a recent piece I did for Reuters. 

Whatever your level of optimism, we cannot let this young woman’s death be in vain. I truly believe Jyoti will be the light that will lead us to a brighter, less-violent, and more equitable future.

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Honored on Safe magazine’s list of “The 50 global heroes ending violence against women” http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/12/honored-on-safe-magazines-list-of-the-50-global-heroes-ending-violence-against-women/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/12/honored-on-safe-magazines-list-of-the-50-global-heroes-ending-violence-against-women/#comments Fri, 06 Dec 2013 21:01:06 +0000 Alex http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1857 No, you’re not reading the same post over again.

The new global digital magazine Safe has recently honored me as one of 50 global heroes ending violence against children. Safe is supported by Together for Girls, an organization dedicated to stopping violence against children by using an evidence-based approach to ...

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No, you’re not reading the same post over again.

The new global digital magazine Safe has recently honored me as one of 50 global heroes ending violence against children. Safe is supported by Together for Girls, an organization dedicated to stopping violence against children by using an evidence-based approach to highlight the magnitude and consequences of this global pandemic. I couldn’t be more honored– Safe seems like a fresh new publication, with a great aesthetic and robust content from a diverse number of voices. Check out their first issue here.

To the editors and staff at Safe: Best wishes moving forward, and thank you again for the honor of including me on this list. Most of all, thank you for your work in bringing this critical issue to the fore.

 

 

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Featured on 50 Fearless Minds Changing the World http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/11/featured-on-50-fearless-minds-changing-the-world/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/11/featured-on-50-fearless-minds-changing-the-world/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:29:14 +0000 Alex http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1851 Last week, I was featured– along with some amazing innovators in fields as diverse as the culinary arts, marine biology, law enforcement, and sport– on a list of passionate professionals doing groundbreaking work all over the world. I feel so privileged to be included among such remarkable people. Some ...

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Last week, I was featured– along with some amazing innovators in fields as diverse as the culinary arts, marine biology, law enforcement, and sport– on a list of passionate professionals doing groundbreaking work all over the world. I feel so privileged to be included among such remarkable people. Some highlights:

#5, Kathy Bryant, troubled by the startling scarcity of women of color in the fields of mathematics and tech, founded Black Girls Code, in order to teach girls computer programming and over STEM skills at an impressionable and  formative age.

#23, Cathy Lanier went from being a struggling 15 year old single mom to the first chief of the DC Police Department.

#47, Sebastian Thrun, at Artificial Intelligence professor at Stanford, founded Udacity, a platform that “aims to democratize higher education”.

With diverse, innovative minds like these coming to the fore, I am confident we can develop solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.

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A piece on early marriage for the Daily Beast http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/10/an-piece-on-early-marriage-for-the-daily-beast/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/10/an-piece-on-early-marriage-for-the-daily-beast/#comments Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:16:40 +0000 Alex http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1800 Earlier this week, Sonali Khan and I collaborated on a Daily Beast piece responding to the government of India’s disappointing decision to not co-sponsor a United Nations-led resolution calling for the elimination of early marriage. While Breakthrough’s work on the issue of early marriage is nothing new, loud political ...

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Earlier this week, Sonali Khan and I collaborated on a Daily Beast piece responding to the government of India’s disappointing decision to not co-sponsor a United Nations-led resolution calling for the elimination of early marriage. While Breakthrough’s work on the issue of early marriage is nothing new, loud political announcements like this reenforce how critical it is to change these cultural institutions that are harmful and discriminatory to women and girls. Cultural beliefs and practices undergird state actors, and with sweeping culture change, I truly believe we can mitigate this practices– and eventually make a culture that espouses girls as “less than” a thing of the past.

 

 

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India’s refusal to co-sponsor UN resolution against early marriage http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/10/indias-refusal-to-co-sponsor-un-resolution-against-early-marriage/ http://www.mallikadutt.com/2013/10/indias-refusal-to-co-sponsor-un-resolution-against-early-marriage/#comments Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:36:23 +0000 Alex http://www.mallikadutt.com/?p=1796 Like others working in the field of women’s human rights– in India, the United States, and around the world– I am extremely disappointed that the Indian government has refused to co-sponsor the recent first-of-its-kind UN resolution condemning early marriage. In the past year, India has indeed made very public commitments ...

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Like others working in the field of women’s human rights– in India, the United States, and around the world– I am extremely disappointed that the Indian government has refused to co-sponsor the recent first-of-its-kind UN resolution condemning early marriage. In the past year, India has indeed made very public commitments to addressing sexual assault and upholding women’s rights in many of their forms. This makes their refusal of co-sponsorship on this resolution all the more perplexing and disturbing.

As I have said many times before on this site, early marriage severely undermines the safety, security, futures, and human rights of girls and young women. Breakthrough’s recent research, generated following a two-year formative study, shows that early marriage in India is a complicated issue deeply rooted in fears surrounding girls’ sexuality and still largely motivated by fathers.India’s lack of engagement on the UN resolution sends the wrong message. India should be calling for efforts that broaden and innovate approaches to ending early marriage. Government leaders have missed an important opportunity to drive culture change by engaging men and young men, fathers and fathers-to-be on this issue.

I urge the Indian government to reconsider. A commitment to condemnation of early marriage would be a momentous gesture towards the advancement of the human rights for women and girls– in India, and globally.

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