3…2…1. A child was just married. Every year, 12 million girls (some as young as 8) are married before they turn 18. That’s 1 girl every 3 seconds.
We’re VOWing to make a difference with VOW For Girls.
Who is VOW For Girls?
VOW For Girls is a growing global movement that partners with brands, individuals and the wedding industry to end the international child marriage crisis. VOW for Girls believes in grassroots, community-based solutions aiming to create a world where every girl can own her future.
100% of funds raised go directly to underfunded yet effective local organizations They contribute to 177 community-based organizations in six countries which receive grants that focus on:
- continued education
- job training
- leadership clubs
- access to health services
- advocating for girls’ rights
Child marriage happens because of rampant gender inequality — girls’ lives are not valued the same as boys’ lives. Within communities, the specific reasons child marriages happen vary but often include: local social norms that continue the practice generation after generation, families struggling with poverty and looking for options for their children, girls lacking educational opportunities, and natural disasters and events stemming from climate change that disrupt families’ lives.
Child marriage affects girls’ overall well-being, including:
- her education
- her health
- her ability to earn money
- her personal safety
- her legal rights
How you can help
If you’re shopping with us you will have the optional ability to donate during your purchase
Maybe you’ve already shopped with us or you’ve found your dress elsewhere, you can also click here to leave a donation online.
You can click here to learn about how you can add VOW to your registry or start a fundraiser in addition to or in lieu of gifts.
We are donating 100% of all proceeds from our Luxe Appointments to VOW For Girls.
We feel so incredibly fortunate to be in a place where we can commit to a cause that we feel so passionately about. It is a privilege to choose to be married and we are so excited for our partnership with VOW For Girls because