Faith Mwangi-Powell

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

Dr. Faith Mwangi-Powell is the CEO of Girls Not Brides, being responsible for leading the implementation of the Girls Not Brides Partnership Strategy, and for ensuring the secretariat is responsive to the broader movement to end child marriage. Before joining Girls Not Brides, Faith served as Global Director for The Girl Generation, an initiative working to galvanize the Africa-led movement to end female genital mutilation/cutting._x000D_
Faith is a public health expert with more than 20 years’ experience in leading, managing and implementing complex public health programmes in Africa. _x000D_
Faith holds a Doctorate in Women’s Economic Development and Fertility Behaviour._x000D_

Event Schedule

18 July 2023
Start Time End Time Session Description Action
02:30 pm EEST 04:00 pm EEST Harnessing the Power of Education to End Harmful Gender Norms and Stereotypes in Schools
Room AD 12-1

This Concurrent Session will recognize that barriers to achieving gender equality run outside as well as inside education systems and that putting gender at the center Read More

Hawah Nabbuye

Country Director


Natasha Harris-Harb

Lead of Youth Movements and Feminist Leadership


Celine Jaggernauth


Transform Education (a young feminist coalition hosted by UNGEI)

Christine Stegling

Deputy Executive Director, PAK Branch, UNAIDS and UN ASG

Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Asimawu Tahiru

Youth Leader


Ngosa Kulula

Safeguarding Manager

Restless Development

Reshma Agarwal

Education Specialist


Carine Laure Metiefeng Mambou

Journalist, Author, AU/CIEFFA Alumni, Founder of CAD AID Foundation

MEMA Group (WIHIA News, CAD AID Foundation, CAD Publishing etc.)

Anna Murru

Global Strategic Advisor Partnerships


Antara Ganguli



Giovanna Lauro

Deputy CEO

Equimundo: Center for Masculinities and Justice

Jo Bourne

Chief Technical Officer

Global Partnership for Education

Faith Mwangi-Powell


Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

Jeannette Bayisenge

Minister of Gender and Family Promotion


06:30 pm EEST 08:00 pm EEST Preventing Child, Early and Forced Marriage/Unions in the Face of a Polycrisis, including through Comprehensive Sexuality Education
Side Event
Kigali Convention Center - Room AD 10-1

This side-event co-hosted by the Government of Canada, UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to End Child Marriage, and Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Read More

H.E. Mary Robinson

Chair of The Elders and former President of Ireland

Modupe Oladunni Taiwo

Program Director

Save the Children

Alvaro Bermejo


International Planned Parenthood

Marci Ien

Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth

Government of Canada

Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan

Minister of International Development

Global Affairs Canada, Government of Canada

Faith Mwangi-Powell


Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage

H.R.H. Mabel van Oranje

Founder and Global Champion

Girls Not Brides: The Global Partnership to End Child Marriage


Magdalene Dorto

Not applicable Not applicable

Deborah Nyirenda

Not applicable Not applicable

Yashmin Fernandes

Director Women's Digital Financial Inclusion Hub, Women's World Banking

Stella Anyangwe

End Polo Now Coordinator Rotary International

Blandine Umuziranenge

Founder and CEO Kosmotivr

Taryn Russell

Deputy Executive Director Results Canada

Djeinaba Kane

Advocacy & Partnership Lead AfricaNenda

Rafiat Akinokun

Youth Advorate and cub's health nurse

Melania Chiponda

Gender and Climate Advisor The African Women's Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

Aries Setiadi

Managing Director Fintech Association Indonesia

Claude Mambo Muvunyi

Director General Rwanda Biomedical Center

Hanna Lemma

Co-founder & Contributor Addis Powerhouse

Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC

Dr. Lisa Avery

Assistant Professor, University of Manitoba; Director Africa Initiatives

Carmen Correa

CEO Pro Mujer

Tawakkol Karman

Nobel Peace Price Laureate Tawakkol Karman Foundation

Anis Farid

Research Project Manager Women's Aid Organisation

Patricia Elias

Every Woman International Lawyer; Chief, Global Diplomatic Campaign

Lipi Rahman

Executive Director, Badabon Sangho Every Woman Indrani Fellow

Kigali Convention Center - KG 2 Roundabout, Kigali, Rwanda