Breakthrough President and CEO Mallika Dutt honored by Women’s eNews for her anti-violence work, leadership
Dutt makes 2016 list of 21 leaders for the 21st century


NEW YORK — On Friday, Breakthrough President and CEO Mallika Dutt was named one of 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women’s eNews. Specifically, Dutt is being recognized as one of “Three Powerhouses Who Get the Word Out” for her work to stop gender-based violence. Dutt has pioneered initiatives to advance women’s rights and human rights through innovative media campaigns and progressive thought leadership and, in 2015, Dutt was invited by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to serve on the city’s first Commission on Gender Equity.

“I’m honored to be included among these distinguished women who have shown such creativity and leadership in so many disciplines,” said Dutt. “Thanks to Women’s eNews for continuing to expand the definition of who and what is newsworthy — and for elevating and supporting role models for the next generation.”

Women’s eNews is an award winning nonprofit news service reporting on “the stories of women and girls to create a more equitable world.” A few of the other honorees include Jennicet Gutierrez, founder and national coordinator of Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, Dorchen Leidholdt, director of the Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services at Sanctuary for Families in New York, and Jennilyn Doherty, co-founder of Daraja Academy, a secondary boarding school for girls living in poverty in Kenya. Recipients of the award will be honored at a gala benefit dinner on May 2 in New York City.



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.