Girls Not Brides started in 2011 and was co-founded by Princess Mabel van Oranje and The Elders, an independent group of world leaders who work for peace and human rights. Girls Not Brides member organisations work across sectors including health, education, human rights and humanitarian response and range from small grassroots groups to large international organisations.
Simavi is proud to be part of the Girls Not Brides the Netherlands. In 2016, thirteen Dutch members of the Girls Not Brides global partnership came together to form Girls Not Brides the Netherlands. These organisations included Simavi, Kinderpostzegels, the University of Amsterdam, Save the Children Netherlands, Plan Nederland and Amref Flying Doctors. Girls Not Brides the Netherlands wants to share knowledge about child marriage and keep this subject on the Dutch political agenda. Approximately 250 child marriages take place in the Netherlands each year.
Read more about Girls Not Brides and the Geuzen Medal here.