Mali has put the fight against child marriage on the map: it has a national network Girls Not Brides!

Thanks to HER CHOICE partner organization Enda, Mali has a national network ‘Girls Not Brides‘. Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of over 550 civil society organisations committed to ending child marriage. Member organisations are based in more than 70 countries around the world.

In addition to various social organisations, three ministries have also become a member of the Mali network; the Ministry of Education,  the Ministry of  Youth and Family and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. Enda was elected president of the network. This has put the fight against child marriage in Mali firmly on the map. A milestone!

Child marriage is a widespread phenomenon which endangers the healthy development and wellbeing of girls and young women all over the world. Each year, 15 million girls get married before the age of 18. HER CHOICE aims to build child marriage-free communities where each girl is free to decide if, when and whom she marries. Where this will be HER CHOICE