Become a member

Who can become a member

Membership of Girls Not Brides is open to civil society organisations committed to working in partnership to end child marriage.

Membership organisations must be interested in participating proactively in the Partnership and in sharing their expertise with other members.

Girls Not Brides members must endorse the Mission Statement and agree to the Partnership’s Membership Principles.

Can individuals become members?

Membership of Girls Not Brides is only available to civil society organisations. There are, however, a number of ways to support Girls Not Brides and to contribute to work around the world to end child marriage:

Why become a member?

Collaborate to advocate for change

Together, Girls Not Brides members develop and implement advocacy strategies to urge influential bodies – such as the United Nations General Assembly, the UN Human Rights Council and the African Union – to take action on child marriage. Many members work together in their countries to advocate for relevant national laws, policies or action.

Increase your visibility

Members can raise the profile of their work by being connected to an increasingly recognised and growing global Partnership. They can benefit from opportunities to connect with journalists, and by having their work profiled on the Girls Not Brides website and on social media. Girls Not Brides members seize opportunities, such as International Day of the Girl Child or Day of the African Child, to speak collectively as a movement.

Learn from others

Girls Not Brides provides opportunities for members to connect with other organisations working on similar issues and share their expertise and challenges in addressing child marriage. Members can also strengthen their capacity through meetings, newsletters and online platforms, such as learning webinars and our resource centre.

Power in unity

Girls Not Brides fosters the critical connections that help members to enhance their work. We link up organisations working on child marriage in the same country or region, or working on similar issues. We provide opportunities for members to interact in person, as well as online through webinars, calls and email groups. Where possible, we connect members with stakeholders, including journalists and potential donors.