Girls Not Brides Mozambique was set up in 2013 as the “Coligação para Eliminação dos Casamentos Prematuros” (CECAP), and became an official Girls Not Brides National Partnership in July 2014. Girls Not Brides Mozambique is made up of 43 civil society organisations: 36 local organisations and seven international organisations.
Girls Not Brides Mozambique worked with the Ministry of Gender and Children Social Affairs to launch a National campaign on ending child marriage in July 2014. They are now recognised as the main civil society partner working to reduce early marriage rates in Mozambique and support the government to implement the recent child marriage strategy.
Members of Girls Not Brides Mozambique have developed a joint advocacy and communications strategy, which has helped member organisations to increase their credibility and improve their efforts to respond at a grass roots level to the main drivers of early marriage. The strategy has also strengthened collaboration with key government Ministries.
It has also collaborated with UNICEF and UNFPA to develop a report on child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in Mozambique as well as a policy brief. These are listed in the resources section below.
Girls Not Brides Mozambique is coordinated by a secretariat the Civil Society Forum for Child Rights in Mozambique (ROSC)