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Rachel Yates


Rachel 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. Rachel 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.

Rachel has over 25 years of international development experience and has worked extensively in Africa and Asia to promote social justice and tackle inequalities, in particular those facing girls and women. Her doctoral thesis, based on research in Ghana, focused on literacy and women’s empowerment.