By becoming a partner with Girls not Brides, Asante Africa has joined more than 1000 civil society organisations from over 95 countries working to end child marriage and enable girls to fulfill their potential. Asante Africa’s Girls’ Advancement Program continues to improve the attendance and classroom performance of girls in Kenya and Tanzania. Education is an important factor in reducing child marriage and helping girls to reach their full potential. Girls who have no education are three times as likely to marry by age 18 compared to girls with secondary or higher education.
Members of Girls not Brides are based throughout Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas and share the conviction that every girl has the right to lead the life that she chooses and that, by ending child marriage, we can achieve a safer, healthier and more prosperous future for all.
Girls Not Brides members bring child marriage to global attention, build an understanding of what it will take to end child marriage and call for the laws, policies and programmes that will make a difference in the lives of millions of girls.
Specific Aims of Girls Not Brides
- Raise awareness of the harmful impact of child marriage by encouraging open, inclusive and informed discussion at the community, local, national and international level;
- Facilitate learning and coordination between organisations working to end child marriage; and
- Mobilise all necessary policy, financial and other support to end child marriage.
- We will be more effective in achieving our objectives by working together than by working alone.