Girls Not Brides, Nepal (GNB, Nepal), Balika Dulahi Hoinan, a National Network formed in February 2012 with seven Nepali organizations joined hands to fight against child marriage i.e., (AMK, CREHPA, CWIN, CWS, JWAS, SOLID Nepal and SASANE). GNB Nepal officially became a National Partnership under Girls Not Brides (GNB) in February 2014. Over the years, the national partnership has expanded its membership to 22 organizations, building important linkages between the government and local stakeholders.

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage is an international non-governmental organization with the mission to end child marriage throughout the world. Global partnership is made up of more than 1600 organizations in over 100 countries.

Vision

We envision a Nepal free of child marriage, where gender equity and economic empowerment of women and girls are ensured, and they enjoy equal rights in all spheres of their lives.

Objectives

A. Support the federal, provincial and local government for effective implementation and monitoring of the ‘Costed Implementation Plan of Action (CIP) to end child marriage by 2030.
B. Identify conflicting laws and policies and existing gaps related to marriage and ensure its effective implementation through advocacy and lobbying.
C. Enhance the leadership, advocacy and communication capacities of the GNB Nepal members to address child marriage issues in the country.
D. Enhance public awareness about the marriage law and against the harmful social practices of the child marriage on economic, health, education and protection of a girl child.
E. Support strengthening, diversification and growth of GNB Nepal network.

GNB Nepal’s Executive Committee

Ms. Nirijana Bhatta National Coordinator CWIN, Kathmandu
Mr. Sunil Kumar Yadav Deputy National Coordinator PAC-Nepal, Dhanusa
Mr. Sanjeev Adhikari General Secretary Yuwalaya, Lalitpur
Ms. Samita Pradhan Member CAED, Kathmandu
Mr. Krishna Dwivedi Member KIDS, Kapilvastu
Mr. Brij Mohan Kushwaha Member Protection, Bara
Mr. Nagendra Rijal Member Sakcham Rural Nepal, Lalitpur