Each year 1.8 million couples are married in the U.S. and together we help them celebrate their joyful milestone. But each year, there are also 12 million girls who are married against their will before they reach 18. Their experience is much different.
Child marriage is not a decision a girl gets to make. It is decided for her and takes away her right to choose if, when and how she wants to get married.
The Knot is proud to partner with VOW, a global initiative to end child marriage.
Child marriage happens around the world—even in the U.S.—cutting across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. As a wedding industry, we collectively have the power to help eradicate this global issue. Join us and VOW in its mission to end child marriage by 2030.
Here are 5 ways to get involved and help end child marriage:
1. Recommend the VOW charity registry to your couples
2. Sign up to be a VOW Partner
3. Donate directly to VOW
4. Spread the word on social media using #VowForGirls
5. Learn more about the issue of child marriage around the world.
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