INTRODUCTION TO GIRLS NOT BRIDES
PRESENTED BY: YVETTE KATHURIMA MUHIA; HEAD OF AFRICA
ENGAGEMENT; GIRLS NOT BRIDES
STRATEGIC DIALOGUE AMONG PARLIAMENTARIANS AND CIVIL
SOCIETY ON ENDING CHILD, EARLY AND FORCED MARRIAGE AND
OTHER HARMFUL PRACTICES IN KENYA
16 DECEMBER 2020
About Girls Not Brides
The secretariat plays three broad roles:
• A central support and coordination
body for the only global civil society
partnership to end child marriage.
• A representative of and advocate for
civil society on efforts to end child
• An expert resource on child marriage,
and a central actor in the global
movement to end child marriage.
• National Partnerships in 11 countries and
one Indian State: Bangladesh, Burkina Faso,
Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, the
Netherlands, Nepal, Rajasthan (India), Uganda,
UK and USA.
• National coalitions in other countries: Benin,
Cameroon, Guatemala, Mali, Niger, Nigeria,
Pakistan, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Zambia and
Notes de l'éditeur
Child marriage: any formal marriage or informal union in which at least one of the parties is under the age of 18.
Girls Not Brides is the global partnership to end child marriage.
We work collectively with our members to bring the issue of child marriage to global and national attention; we build an understanding of what it will take to end this harmful practice, and we call for laws, policies and programmes that will accelerate change. Our members are civil society organisations working at all levels to collectively achieve our vision: to end child marriage and enable girls to fulfil their potential.
About NPs if needed:
Diverse groups of Girls Not Brides members who believe in the power of collective action to end child marriage in their country.
There are National Partnerships in 9 countries: Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi, Mozambique, the Netherlands, Nepal, Uganda, United Kingdom and United States.
NPs work with governments to develop, implement and monitor national strategies to end child marriage; they raise public awareness of child marriage; they share information and learnings to better tackle child marriage.