Enhance and strengthen efforts to end child marriage at every level.
Girls Not Brides became an independent charity in Our vision A world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. They work to end child marriage and make sure that all girls around the world can stay in school, stay healthy and have the futures they dream of. Girls Not Brides is a global network of more than 1, civil society organisations from over countries committed to ending child marriage and ensuring girls can reach their full potential.
A world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Visit our How we are funded for more details.
Together, we will Collaborate to prevent child marriage and support girls who are — or have ever been — married. For more information on our member organisations and their work, visit our partnership s.
For more information on how we function as a partnership, see our How we work. Mobilise all necessary policy, financial and other support to end child marriage. Their generous contributions enable us to support the work of the Partnership and catalyse broader efforts to end child marriage.
Raise awareness of the harmful impact of child marriage by encouraging open, inclusive and informed discussion at the community, local, national and international level. Facilitate learning and coordination between organisations working to end child marriage.
The secretariat works with member organisations and supporters to advance the knowledge base on child marriage, raise awareness of the issue, and campaign for legal and social change. Girls Not Brides was initiated in September by The Elders, a group of independent global leaders working together for peace and human rights. They wanted to focus attention on the harmful practices that hold girls and women back, and to encourage and empower others to build a world free from child marriage.
The Girls Not Brides secretariat is funded through grants from governments, foundations and multilateral sources.