Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of more than 1,600 civil society organizations from over 100 countries committed to ending child marriage and ensuring girls can reach their full potential. Its vision is a world without child marriage where girls and women enjoy equal status with boys and men and can thrive in all aspects of their lives. The strength and passion of Girls Not Brides lie in its member organizations, which are based across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas ,and the Middle East.
Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell
As Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell is responsible for catalyzing the Girls Not Brides Partnership strategy and ensuring that the Secretariat is supportive and responsive to the broader movement for change. Faith is responsible for inspiring and developing a high-performing team to ensure that Girls Not Brides can fulfill its mission, live its values, and deliver against its goals and targets.
Faith is a public health expert with more than 25 years experience and she formerly served as Global Director for The Girl Generation, an initiative working to galvanize the Africa-led movement to end FGM. Faith also served as the founding Executive Director of the African Palliative Care Association and supported palliative care global advocacy and services development in over 20 African countries. Faith holds a master’s degree in population policies and programs from Cardiff University, Wales, and a doctorate in women’s economic development and fertility behavior from the University of Exeter, England.
“Aligning closely with Girls Not Brides, mission to end child marriage, I was inspired by the Brave Movement’s vision to end sexual violence against children and adolescents and secure their futures.
Through collaboration with the Brave Movement, we can achieve impact in two critical areas: creating greater awareness of the issues that affect children and inspiring others to act. Together we can unlock resources and enable policies to create the change we need and be brave and bold to accelerate that change so that children – especially girls – everywhere can live in a world free from violence and discrimination and fulfill their dreams.”