Here you will find major upcoming Girls Not Brides events and webinars on child marriage.

2018 Global Meeting

The next Girls Not Brides Global Meeting will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 25 to 27 June 2018.

About the Global Meeting

Girls Not Brides will bring together over 400 members and partners from around the world who play a crucial role in addressing child marriage to:

  • Connect: Build an ever-closer and more effective global partnership
  • Learn: Share knowledge and evidence about what works to address child marriage
  • Inspire: Celebrate progress to ensure more action and resources
  • Align: Agree on next steps to achieve our common strategic objectives

How can I attend?

There will be a call for applications to attend the Global Meeting at the end of November. Participation will be decided based on clear and transparent criteria set by the secretariat

Please consider including the costs of attending the Global Meeting in your planning for 2018. Girls Not Brides will have a limited budget to support the travel and accommodation costs of a small number of members selected.

Who will be there?

The vast majority of participants will be Girls Not Brides members – who are civil society organisations working together to end child marriage.

Recognising that some global events do not cater specifically to their needs, the Global Meeting will ensure a strong focus on youth-led and community-based organisations.

We will also invite policy-makers, technical experts, researchers, donors, and other key actors in the global movement to help foster collaboration across the board.


The programme will be developed in consultation with the International Planning Team, a group made up of members, researchers, advocates and other experts from the movement to end child marriage.

Members and partners will have the opportunity to propose topics, as well as full sessions. Look out for the following surveys:

  • Take our survey before 8 October on what should be the priority topics at the Global Meeting.
  • At the end of November, there will be an opportunity to submit proposals for sessions organised and led by members.

The final programme will be launched at the beginning of 2018.



Read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Girls Not Brides members at a National Partnership workshop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in November 2016. Photo: Caro Bonink.

Past conferences
2015 Global Member Meeting

In May 2015, over 250 Girls Not Brides members gathered in Casablanca, Morocco, for the first Girls Not Brides Global Member Meeting. The meeting aimed to strengthen the global partnership through collaboration, networking and shared learning, and to empower member organisations to build their capacity to end child marriage.

Regional or thematic conferences

Since 2011, Girls Not Brides has held five large scale meetings:

  • Two workshops on national level collaboration: one in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 2016, and one in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2013.
  • An Africa regional meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2012.
  • A South Asian regional meeting in Delhi, India, in 2012.
  • An inception meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2011.

Girls Not Brides has also organised several member meetings on specific topics, such as the Theory of Change to end child marriage, as well as side meetings at of large international events, such as the 2014 Girl Summit in London and the Africa Girl Summit in Zambia in 2015.


The latest webinars on child marriage, held by Girls Not Brides and others in the field.

Upcoming webinars

There are no upcoming webinars.

Past webinars

Fundraising for success! How to fundraise for your child marriage projects

Design for success! How to design successful child marriage projects

Using entertainment-education to end child marriage

Catch all of our webinars on our YouTube channel.