The 2nd Girls Not Brides Global Meeting took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 25 to 27 June 2018. It brought together 500 activists from over 70 countries to participate in 59 sessions and hundreds of informal gatherings over three days.
Why a Global Meeting?
Build an ever-closer and more effective global partnership
Share knowledge and evidence about what works to address child marriage
Celebrate progress to ensure more action and resources
Agree on next steps to achieve our common strategic objectives
The planning committee
As a Global Partnership, it is important that Girls Not Brides’ activities are informed by the expertise of its members and partners.
Our planning committee, made up of members and partners from around the world, helped develop the programme of the Global Meeting.
All team members were experts in their field, each with powerful insights into what it will take to end child marriage. They ensured we had the best and the most innovative programme to meet the needs of our diverse Partnership.
About Girls Not Brides
The 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.
Past 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.