Become a member

Dear prospective members,

Thank you very much for your interest in applying for membership of Girls Not Brides.

Please note that the online application portal is now closed for the month of October as we have reached our monthly quota of applications. Please return on Friday 1st November to submit your application. The application portal will be open from 10:00 AM (United Kingdom time).

The online application system will open on the 1st day of every month (unless it falls on a weekend, in which case it will open on the following Monday). 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 this quota system, and allow up to 6 weeks for your application form to be processed.

If you are an organisation based in Latin America and the Caribbean, and you would like to submit a membership application via our English online portal, please get in touch with us at:

We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and patience, and we look forward to receiving your application.

Who can become a member

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.

All members must endorse our Mission Statement and Membership Principles.

Can individuals become members?

Girls Not Brides is only open to civil society. You can support our work and help end child marriage in other ways:

Membership policies

Before applying for membership, please kindly refer to Girls Not Brides membership policies below:


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.