Girls Not Brides

Working to end child marriage worldwide

International
2012 - 2018

Girls Not Brides is a partnership of more than 1000 civil society organisations from over 95 countries committed to ending child marriage and enabling girls to fulfil their potential. The partnership was initiated in 2011 by The Elders to address the lack of strong international visibility and leadership and the urgent need for collective action. HDF supported the development of national partnership workshops, a robust monitoring and evaluation framework, and targeted advocacy at national and inter-governmental levels.


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TED talks about ending violence against children

The challenge to end violence against children took centre stage at TEDSummit 2019 in Edinburgh. Howard Taylor, Executive Director of End Violence Against Children, explored the truly devastating scale of violence against children and the truly unprecendented opportunity we all…

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Leaders call for action at first ever African Summit to end FGM and child marriage

Speaking at the plenary opening session attended by more than 300 participants, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said: ‚ÄúThere is nothing that can justify these practices. No religious or cultural belief or medical reason…

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Two years on: the fund to end violence against children

Since 2016 $68,000,000 has been raised and $37,600,000 invested in 49 organisations. The scale of support for these initiatives is impressive, but more resources and momentum from across the public and private sectors are required to respond to a pervasive…

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