We have developed constructive working relationships with the following bodies working to tackle violence against women:

The Girls Not Brides international campaign jointly formed by prominent international elders including Nelson Mandela and his wife Graca Machel, former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former US president Jimmy Carter, former Irish President Mary Robinson and many others.

The international Development select Committee.

Members of Parliament

FORWAD, which an African Diaspora women’s campaign and support organisation.

Plan UK, an international child-centred community development organisation.

World Vision UK, an International aid & children’s charity.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office department for Forced Marriage

The international Development select Committee

Members of Parliament

Faith organisations and community support groups


On 7 and 8 June 2011, 70 women and men from more than 55 grassroots and global organisations working to end child marriage around the world, came together in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This strategic planning meeting – to discuss the formation of an ‘Alliance to end child marriage’, was initiated by The Elders and attended by Dr Gro Brundtland, Mrs Graça Machel, Mrs Mary Robinson and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

The aims of the meeting were to:


We network and develop alliances with other women’s organisations, share information and experiences.  We organize joint events, look for areas of common work, make referrals as necessary and avoid wasteful duplication of efforts and resources.