Girls not Brides

In 2011, the Elders, the Ford Foundation, the Nike Foundation, and the NoVo Foundation committed to jointly establish 'Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage' (Girls not Brides).

Girls not Brides

Members of Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage will work together to enhance and strengthen efforts to end child marriage at community, local, national and global levels. Girls Not Brides will develop strategies to empower girls and local champions to raise their voice against child marriage. It will raise awareness of the harmful impact of child marriage by encouraging open, inclusive and informed discussions; facilitate learning and coordination between organizations working to end child marriage; and mobilize all necessary policy, financial and other support to end child marriage.

Girls Not Brides will also advocate for other actors - including governments, international multilateral organizations, donor and aid agencies, and research institutions - to join the global movement against child marriage.


  • The Elders

    Advocacy NGO, Independent/None
    United Kingdom | Staff size: 26-50

    The Elders are an independent group of global leaders working together for peace and human rights.

    The Elders represent an independent voice, not bound by the interests of any nation,...

  • Ford Foundation

    Foundation, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. They believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential,...

  • NoVo Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 6-25

    NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. We support the development of capacities in...

  • MacArthur Foundation

    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is...

  • Open Society Foundations (OSF)

    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2013
  • ValueUSD 3 Million