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099, Mallika Dutt, Breakthrough | Culture Shift to Prevent Violence against Women and Girls

Mallika Dutt works at the level of culture to prevent violence against women and girls. Mallika Dutt was born in Calcutta and grew up in a crowded home with lots of boys. As a result, she says that she grew up as a tomboy. She wanted to do what the boys were doing and resisted traditional roles for girls, especially cooking or sewing. She also resisted the idea of marriage. She wanted to craft her own path, which led to obtain a degree from Mount Holyoke College. At Mount Holyoke she found the encouragement she needed to blaze her unique trail. This led her to pursue a law degree and…

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