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Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

London, United Kingdom
Joined July 2019

GNB is a global organisation entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring it leads to tangible change for girls at risk or affected.



Presence in: India, Kenya, Mexico, United Kingdom
Focus: Education, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Women's Rights

Girls Not Brides is the only global organisation entirely focused on creating and sustaining a worldwide movement to end child marriage, and ensuring that this movement leads to tangible change for the girls at risk or affected by the practice. We are a network of over 1,000 civil society organisations in over 95 countries, all committed to working in partnership to end child marriage.

Our vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men, and are able to achieve their full potential in all aspects of their lives. Our vision challenges deeply embedded social and legal norms that harm the lives of girls, women and their communities.

Our members are diverse. They vary in size, location, and the type of work they do. They include programme implementers and service providers working directly in their communities, and groups focused on research and advocacy to bring global, regional and national attention to this problem. They include small community groups and large international NGOs. Our members approach how to address child marriage from various perspectives, including health, women’s and girls’ rights, child protection, education, economic empowerment and general development. In some countries, our members have come together to form national coalitions to end child marriage. Collective engagement helps to consolidate their work and catalyse broader national action to end child marriage.The Girls Not Brides secretariat is based in London, with colleagues in Mexico City, Nairobi and New Delhi. The secretariat coordinates and supports the activities of the Global Partnership in line with our 2017-2020 strategy, which was developed in consultation with 500 members and partners.

People Associated With This Organization

Dosia Calderon-Maydon

Mexico  
Girls Not Brides: The Global...
Joined July 2019
Interests: Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a Mexican lawyer that since the beginning of my career, I have been passionate and committed with human rights. As a lawyer and advocate, I have developed and strengthened the discipline of analyzing and monitoring the political and social landscapes that influence human rights situation at local, national, regional and international levels. My experience has involved a series of roles that have included establishing strategic planning and conflict resolution mechanisms, systematizing human rights violations and strategic information, conducting advocacy and human rights trainings, litigating human rights violations cases, submitting and drafting petitions and reports before international bodies and donors, collaborating and developing partnerships with Government institutions, donors, U.N. agencies and non governmental organizations.
My interest in being part of this network is to meet fellow lawyers and share experience and lessons learned to strengthen the defense of human rights. In addition, to understand the various mechanisms and approaches used in this task in the various regions of the world, in particular in the defense of the rights of women and girls.
Based in Mexico, I recently joined the team as Senior Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean in Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. In particular, I would like to discuss various strategies to strengthen legal empowerment in the region, Latin America and the Caribbean, to address and counteract the effects of child marriage from a human rights based approach.

Halima Ejaz

India  
Girls Not Brides: The Global... (Unverified)
Joined May 2022
Interests: Children's Rights, Disability Rights, Education, Gender-based violence, Labor & Employment, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, LGBTQI+ Rights, Livelihoods, Women's Rights
I am Halima Ejaz Female/37 year, i am working as a Secretary of Jharkhand Gramin Vikas Trust Dhanbad, Jharkhand from 2016.
My responsibilities are Sponsor of organization funds, Taking minutes in meetings, Keeping files of past minutes and reports, Letting people know when and where the next meeting is and what it is about, Helping to prepare agendas for meetings with the Chairperson, Writing and receiving letters on behalf of the group, Keeping members informed of what correspondence has been sent out and received, Keeping a record of membership & Keeping a record of important phone numbers.
Dosia Calderon-Maydon is the network champion (main point of contact) for Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage.

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