This Strategy identifies a set of six shared goals to focus our work and maximise our impact as a Partnership over the next four years, from 2022 to 2025. It builds on our previous Strategy, and is the result of extensive consultation with Girls Not Brides member organisations and external stakeholders.
In it, we move towards a greater focus on community-led change; a deeper understanding of gender, inclusion and intersectionality; an increased focus on girls’ “voice” and agency; and towards addressing child marriage in humanitarian settings.
The overarching themes that affect every aspect of this Strategy are: gender-transformative approaches, meaningful youth engagement and child marriage as a multi-sectoral issue.
Goal A: Communities
Communities are drivers of change and can transform unequal power relations and gender discrimination, putting girls and women at the centre. Community initiatives are supported and funded.
Goal B: Governments
Governments – as key actors who can drive transformative change – lead effective action in their countries and foster an environment suited to the active participation of civil society, including youth, women and other stakeholders. The steps they take to end child marriage are holistic, multi-sectoral, girl-centred, evidence-based and rights-based.
Goal C: Global
The global community champions and supports initiatives to end child marriage.
Goal D: Funding
More sustainable, long-term funding is available from a diverse range of sources, particularly for community-based, youth-led and women-led organisations.
Goal E: Evidence and Learning
Work to address child marriage is based on evidence.
Goal F: Partnership
The collective work of Girls Not Brides member organisations is at the forefront of work to end child marriage around the world. Our Partnership is committed to ensuring that we have a diverse and inclusive membership that represents those most affected, in which member organisations are treated equitably and with dignity and mutual respect.
- Partnership Strategy 2022-2025 (English) (PDF, 3.1MB)
- Strategie du Partenariat 2022-2025 (Français) (PDF, 3.1MB)
- Estrategia de la Alianza global 2022-2025 (Español) (PDF, 3.2MB)
- Partnership Strategy 2022-2025 recording session (English)
- Session d'enregistrement Stratégie de partenariat 2022-2025 (Français)
- Sesión de grabación de la Estrategia de la Alianza Global 2022-2025 (Español)