Youth Activism

Resources, tools and information for young activists, member organisations, civil society actors and donors to support and promote meaningful inclusion of youth in the collective efforts of the Partnership to end child marriage.

Photo: Girls Not Brides/James Rodríguez

Highlights

Fundraising

Ending child marriage requires long-term, sustainable funding, yet there is currently not enough funding available and we know that it can be particularly hard for youth-led and grassroots organisations to access the resources they need. Girls Not Brides support our member organisations to identify funding opportunities, connect with donors and build their fundraising skills. Working with donors and partners, we also advocate for greater funding to address child marriage, as well as bringing attention to funding gaps and evidence of effective investments.

Events

Youth-led and grassroots organisations are at the forefront of coordinating community responses to child marriage, including during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual conversations, online conferences and peer-to-peer sharing are key opportunities to strengthen our work, particularly as we adapt to the new landscape produced by COVID-19. Here you can find selected opportunities to engage with others who are working to ensure girls and women are not forgotten in this crisis.

Tools and resources

Girl takes part in a Youth Voices against Child Marriage event in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Resource centre

Girls Not Brides has developed and researched a wide range of resources to support young people in leading local, national and global efforts to end child marriage and transform their communities. These are available in the Girls Not Brides’ Resource Centre and include practical tools such as the child marriage Atlas, advocacy and social media campaign toolkits, advocacy briefs, case studies and reports designed to support localised collective action.

View our resource centre