Berta Zúñiga Cáceres — daughter of Honduran feminist recently murdered for her activism — speaks out

Cáceres to speak as part of global human rights organization Breakthrough’s storytelling panel on impact of gender norms

NEW YORK – This week, global human rights organization Breakthrough will host a storytelling panel in conjunction with the 60th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). Storytellers will use spoken word, performance and technology to challenge and transform gender norms in an effort to reduce gender-based discrimination and violence. Panelists will include Berta Zúñiga Cáceres, Honduran indigenous women human rights defender and daughter of Berta Cáceres, who was recently murdered, as well as several others from diverse regions around the world.

WHAT: The Power of Stories in Preventing Violence Against Women: from Local to Global, hosted by global human rights organization Breakthrough.

WHEN: Friday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m. EST

WHERE: Church Center for the United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, 2nd Floor, NYC


  • Berta Zúñiga Cáceres, Just Associates (JASS) & Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), Honduras, indigenous human rights defender and daughter of feminist and women human rights defender (WHRD) Berta Cáceres, murdered March 3, 2016
  • Momal Mushtaq, Pakistan, TMI Project
  • Emilie De Wolf, Consortia Oaxaca, JASS
  • James Itana, Namibia, MenEngage
  • Jayson Smith, U.S.
  • Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker (anonymous), India, Breakthrough

Breakthrough is creator of THE G WORD, the transmedia storytelling project designed to challenge gender norms and create a vision of a world where all can thrive.

Breakthrough’s partner organizations for Friday’s event include Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)TMI ProjectJust Associates (JASS)MenEngageWomen for Afghan Women andSonke Gender Justice.


Breakthrough is a global human rights organization working to make violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable. Our cutting-edge multimedia campaigns, community mobilization, agenda-setting and leadership training equip men and women worldwide to challenge the status quo and take bold action for the dignity, equality and justice of all.