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The world we want: End child marriage

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 350 civil society organisations from over 60 countries committed to ending child marriage.

Members are based throughout Africa, South Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America and work on child marriage in many different ways – by working directly with girls and child brides in their communities or focusing on research and advocacy to bring greater attention to this neglected problem.

By coming together in partnership, Girls Not Brides members are raising their voices to call for action on child marriage locally, nationally and all over the world.

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Findings from India: low self-esteem leaves girls vulnerable to child marriage

There are 113 million adolescent girls in India. About half of them will get married before 18. Institute for Health Management Pachod provides adolescent girls, married or not, with education, economic opportunities and health services, while working with men and boys to change their beliefs about women in society.

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