Founded in 2015, the More than Brides Alliance (MTBA) brings together the collective skills and experience of over 25 partner national organisations in collaboration with international organisations: Save the Children Netherlands, Oxfam Novib, Population Council and Simavi. The alliance builds on implementation and research experience across contexts where girls (aged 10-19) are most at risk of Child Marriage and face the biggest hurdles in making their own life choices. Our focus countries are Mali, Niger, Ethiopia, Malawi, Uganda, Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh.
Together, we share knowledge on how to address causes of child marriage that are rooted in gender inequality and norms related to sexuality. The sharing of this knowledge is intended to improve policy and programmes aimed at tackling the negative impact of Child Marriage on the health and economic wellbeing of girls, their communities, and society as a whole and ensuring that girls enjoy expanded life choices to fulfill their Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).