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Published on Feb 8, 2017
This video is a part of the talks given at TEDxIITKharagpur 2016, produced independently of the TED conferences. In this video, Mallika Dutt talks about the issue of sexual harassment which has become one of the biggest barriers that women and girls face in education, job and public life sectors. Instead of enforcing stringent laws to deal with the heinous happenings, what we need is a culture change. She explains how simple things like better street lighting, transport, proper policing can help us in preventing the atrocities on women. She also discusses how her human rights organization, ‘Breakthrough’ is using cultural expressions like media arts and technology as a platform to bring out the change much required in our society. A leading innovator in human rights, multimedia, and culture change, Mallika dutt is the founder, president, and CEO of 'Breakthrough' whose mission is to build a world without any activities of violence on women and girls. She shares her cutting-edge approach to transformation through speaking, writing, commentary and game-changing multimedia campaigns. Dutt has been named one of Verve's Top 50 most influential women twice and has received multiple awards in recognition of her human rights activism. Dutt is also a co-founder Sakhi for South Asian Women, a women's rights organization.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx