''My Father told be I had to get married because thats what women do'' - Christina 14 years old

Photo Credit: UNICEF Tanzania/2015
In working to end child marriage, we believe that social change cannot succeed without community engagement. Members of Girls Not Brides will work together to enhance and strengthen efforts to end child marriage at community, local, national and global levels. Specifically, Girls Not Brides aims to:
  • 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; and
  • Mobilise all necessary policy, financial and other support to end child marriage.
We will be more effective in achieving our objectives by working together than by working alone.