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Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Human rights of women
  • The girl child
  • Violence against women
  • Women and HIV/AIDS
  • Women and health
  • Geographic scope: International
    Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2013
    Organizational structure: Registered company in England and Wales. In process of registering for charitable status. Secretariat based in London, overseen by a Board of Trustees. Informal support from an Advisory Committee.
    Number and type of members: We have over 700 member organisations in 85 countries around the world. Girls Not Brides members vary in size, location, and the type of work they do – from the grassroots groups working to end child marriage and support child brides in their communities, to international NGOs seeking to bring global attention to this neglected problem. The members work across a broad range of sectors, including human rights, health, education and economic empowerment. This is a crucial characteristic of the Partnership, given the importance of a cross-sectoral approach to addressing child marriage.
    Affiliation with NGO networks: We are an NGO network, and we also work closely with other related partnerships and networks including the White Ribbon Alliance and IPPF.
    Funding structure other: Funding for charitable foundations
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