Mothers, sons, & daughters

Lassi with Lavina

Lavina Melwani


To all the wonderful moms – Happy Mother’s Day! As this young artist has depicted from the heart, may the flowers always bloom for you, the sun shine on you and your lives always be full of love. Roses, gifts, visits to the spa, jeweled baubles, lunches and dinners, lots of pampering – you deserve them all!

Yet today we pay tribute also to the other mothers – the invisible women all over the world who struggle to give their children a roof and sustenance, a future…Watch Breakthrough’s moving video about the nameless women whose lives get subsumed in making a livable life for their families.

Breakthrough’s Right Reporters video ‘What’s in a Name?’

Breakthrough is a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture, and community mobilization to inspire people to take action for dignity, equality, and justice. It aims to uplift women, their identities and their stories and on Mother’s Day the organization shares a video from Rights Reporters, Breakthrough’s reporting team in India which serves as a platform for communities to tell their ordinary yet extraordinary stories of struggle and survival – and often triumph.

Breakthrough honors and celebrates the lives of these women, and you can learn more about the Bell Bajao campaign and other initiatives at

Meanwhile, enjoy the red hearts oozing glue, the burnt toast made by little hands, the wonderful art and the overflow of hugs and kisses. Memories are made of this!

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