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Media contacts

For media enquiries, to join our media list or to be directed to an expert from one of our 1500+ member organisations, please contact:

Interviews and commentaries

Thanks to our global partnership, we can provide interviews and commentaries with experts on child marriage and related issues, including health, education, human rights and justice, and with knowledge of child marriage by country or region.

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Background briefings on child marriage (English/Français)

Download Girls Not Brides‘ media brief on child marriage.

Child marriage in numbers – Download Girls Not Brides’ factsheet on the scale of child marriage globally

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An extensive selection of reports on child marriage is available via the Girls Not Brides ‘Reports and Publications’ page. Reports can be filtered by region, country, thematic area, date of publication and author organisation.

Field visits

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of over 1500 civil society organisations in over 100 countries. Many of these organisations carry out programmes at a local level that address child marriage. Visits to view this work can be arranged. Please send requests to

Latest press releases

3 July 2019, Girls Not Brides appoints new Chief Executive Officer to lead global partnership to end child marriage

6 March, 2018: Girls Not Brides welcomes historic drop in global number of child marriages but warns complacency is not an option

28 January, 2018: Nationale Postcode Loterij backs efforts to end child marriage

12 January, 2018: Girls Not Brides to receive Geuzen Medal 2018 (Dutch version: Girls Not Brides krijgt Geuzenpenning 2018)

23 October, 2017: High-level meeting aims to urgently accelerate action to end child marriage in West and Central Africa

9 October, 2017: Ending child marriage critical to achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says Girls Not Brides on International Day of the Girl Child

10 July, 2017: Efforts to improve access to improve access to family planning need to stop ignoring child brides.

27 June 2017: Child marriage has a significant economic impact, new World Bank research states.

11 January 2017: Do not allow child marriage in “special cases”, urges Girls Not Brides Bangladesh

7 November 2016: Girls Not Brides the Netherlands becomes the eighth official national partnership of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

21 September 2016: Progress made to end child marriage over the last 5 years, must be matched by action, says new report from Girls Not Brides

15 August 2016: Girls Not Brides efforts to end child marriage recognised with IKEA Foundation grant 

19 July 2016: “Child brides must not be left behind in global response to HIV”, says Girls Not Brides at the 21st International AIDS Conference

16 June 2016: On Day of the African Child 2016, Girls Not Brides, launches “We are Girls, Not Brides”, the anthem to end child marriage

9 June 2016: Princess Mabel van Oranje, Chair of Girls Not Brides, welcomes Mozambique’s commitment to end child marriage

11 April 2016: Mozambique launches national strategy to end child marriage

28 March 2016: Legal drafters approve draft SADC Model Law

27 January 2016: Girls Not Brides efforts to end child marriage awarded a grant from Dutch Nationale Postcode Loterij

25 November 2015: 82,000 girls will become child brides while leaders discuss child marriage during African Girls’ Summit

17 November 2015: The Girls’ Voices: Speaking Out Against Child Marriage exhibition 

11 October 2015: On International Day of the Girl, Girls Not Brides urges governments to implement the new global target to end child marriage they committed to at the United Nations

30 September 2015: Humanitarian and natural disasters linked to increase in child marriage, warns Girls Not Brides

2 July 2015: Human Rights Council adopts resolution to end child, early and forced marriage

16 June 2015: On Day of the African Child 2015, Girls Not Brides calls for renewed action to end child marriage in Africa

21 May 2015: Ending child marriage should be a reality, not just a commitment, global civil society says at Girls Not Brides meeting in Morocco

27 January 2015: Girls Not Brides receives Nationale Postcode Loterij award

21 November 2014: Girls Not Brides statement on UN General Assembly resolution on child, early and forced marriage

15 September 2014: Archbishop Desmond Tutu to arrive in Zambia today for visit to spur efforts to end child marriage

9 September 2014: Archbishop Desmond Tutu to visit Zambia to encourage efforts to end child marriage

13 November 2013: Goal of full choice and full access to family planning and improved maternal health is not possible without tackling child marriage

31 May 2013: Inclusion of “End child marriage” as indicator in High-Level Panel report on post-2015 development agenda is bold and crucial effort to address global poverty

Case studies

Case studies are available upon request via

A series of first person stories related to child marriage can be found via the ‘Girl’s Voices’ section of our website.

Media are welcome to quote from these stories with a link back to the original story and a credit to the organisation that supported the girl concerned.

Photo and video

A limited selection of photos and B-roll footage are available upon request via


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Our child safeguarding policy

The Girls Not Brides Child Safeguarding Policy sets a standard for the Girls Not Brides staff members, trustees, interns, freelancers, agency workers, volunteers and other partners in order to safeguard children with whom Girls Not Brides has direct or indirect contact. It sets the standards for the recruitment process, conduct of those associated with Girls Not Brides, communications and social media, and involvement of children in activities supported by Girls Not Brides and/or its partner organisations.

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How to describe Girls Not Brides

Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of over 1500 civil society organisations committed to ending child marriage. Member organisations are based in more than 100 countries around the world.

For further background on Girls Not Brides visit ‘About Girls Not Brides.

For a full list of member organisations visit: