The Girls' Brigade International

Girls' lives transformed, God's world enriched


Girls' lives enriched, God's world transformed

About us

For 130 years, The Girls’ Brigade International has been empowering young women to live life to the full.

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We’re one of the world’s oldest and largest movements bringing Christian mission to girls. Since 2018, we’re also an NGO with UN Special Consultative Status.

It all started in Ireland in 1893 with Margaret Lyttle and her mission to care for the spiritual and physical health of girls. From a small Sunday school in Dublin, the movement spread to five continents and over 50 countries.

We strive to work in a way that is relational, relevant and responsive. Our locally run Girls’ Brigade groups provide a safe space where young women can be themselves, develop their skills and gifts, learn about their faith, and put their ideas into action.

We’re a global organisation with a local heart

Our leaders work in their own communities to support girls in education and health projects, social enterprises, leadership academies, and mission trips to name but a few. As an NGO, we advocate for girls around the world. We work to influence policies on women’s rights and gender equality and bring a Christian voice to the debate.

Every time we meet, we see girls’ lives transformed and God’s world enriched.

Historical photo of Girls Life Brigade group

Our History

We’re one of the world’s oldest and largest Christian mission to girls and it all started in a church in Dublin in 1893…

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Our Members

The women and girls involved in The Girls’ Brigade are committed to creating a relational, responsive and relevant ministry.

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