Domestic and Workplace Violence

President & CEO, Breakthrough

Mallika Dutt is the President and CEO of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for dignity, equality and justice. Ms. Dutt has served as Program Officer for Human Rights at the Ford Foundation's New Delhi Office and as the Associate Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. She is a founder of SAKHI for South Asian Women. Ms. Dutt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on Boards of WITNESS, the Open Society Institute US Programs, and Games for Change, and on the Rights Working Group Steering Committee.

Get Your Write On!

October is Domestic Violence month--a month to recognize not only the disturbing prevalance of domestic violence but also the strength we have to survive it.  In this vein, SHE WRITES--an online community for women writers--is encouraging survivors of domestic violence to share their stories:

Most of us know a woman who has been a victim of domestic violence. We may know her from afar. We may know her up close. The thing is, we know. And over the next two weeks, by participating in the DVAM Writing Prompt here at She Writes, we can serve as a witness and celebrate her strength and survival through our words.


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When Men Murder Women

Violence Policy Center: A new report details a state-by-state comparison of the number of women murdered by men with Nevada ranking first in the nation, with a rate of 2.96 victims per 100,000 women. Ranked behind Nevada were: #2 Vermont, #3 Alabama, #4 North Carolina, #5 Tennessee, #6 Texas, tied for #7 Arkansas and Missouri, #9 South Carolina and #10 Georgia.    The study uses the most recent data available from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's unpublished Supplementary Homicide Report and is released each year to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October.

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