Dear prospective members,
Thank you very much for your interest in becoming a member of Girls Not Brides. Interest in becoming a Girls Not Brides member is currently very high. In order to respond to this high demand, we are now trialling a new process to help better manage membership applications and the growth of the partnership.
Please note the following changes:
The online application system will open on the 1st day of every month. Each month we will accept a limited quota of 15 new membership applications. Once the quota has been filled, the online application portal will close. The portal will then re-open on the 1st day of the following month and will close again when the quota of 15 applications has been reached for that month.
As we are a small team, please kindly understand the need for these changes, and allow up to 6 weeks for your application form to be processed.
Girls Not Brides is open to civil society organisations committed to working in partnership to end child marriage.
Girls Not Brides members must want to participate in the Partnership and share their expertise with other members.
Girls Not Brides is only open to civil society. You can support our work and help end child marriage in other ways:
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.
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.
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.
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.