Invitation Celebration Event Launch Girls Not Brides The Netherlands

Posted by Kimberley Meijers on November 3, 2016 at 9:08 am

Extended deadline: 4 November 2016.

On behalf of the three Dutch alliances working on child marriage (YES I DO, More than Brides and HER CHOICE) in cooperation with Share-Net Netherlands, we have the pleasure to invite you to an event celebrating the launch of the Girls Not Brides the Netherlands, the new Dutch network focusing on linking and learning and joint activities to prevent child marriages both nationally and internationally.

The celebration will take place on Monday 7 November from 16.00 – 19.00 hrs in hotel Aitana, IJdok 6 in Amsterdam in the presence of Mabel van Oranje and Dutch and international organizations addressing child marriage.

We will start the programme with a presentation by a representatives from Share-Net Netherlands on the facts and figures on child marriage. This presentation is titled Child Marriage: Overview of current state of knowledge and first snapshots of baseline findings in various countries. The Share-Net presenters are: Esther Miedema – Researcher/Lecturer, UvA and Maryse Kok – Researcher, KIT.

Afterwards, Mabel van Oranje will interview three representatives of the Dutch child marriage alliances: Anne- Birgitte Albrectsen (CEO Plan International), Ariette den Brouwer (executive director Simavi) and Jeroen den Tex (executive director Stichting Kinderpostzegels Nederland).

Mabel van Oranje will also moderate a panel discussion including Lambert Grijns (Special Ambassador SRHR HIV/AIIDS), and Margarida Jeiambe Lomo a youth advocate from Mozambique and a representative from a Dutch NGO addressing child marriage (the latter tbc).

After the panel discussion there will be ample time to network with representatives from Dutch and international civil society organizations.

This celebration will follow a morning advocacy event in the Dutch Parliament that will focus on the impact of Dutch Government support to end child marriage. This event marks the launch of Girls Not Brides the Netherlands.

RSVP  to Monique Demenint via
There are limited seats available. Availability is on a first come, first serve basis.  

For the invitation in pdf, please click on Invitation Girls not Brides the Netherlands