Make an Impact
Wedding preparations is an incredibly fun experience everyone should get to enjoy. But as we do so, it is important to remember those less fortunate. Here are a few ways you can give back!
“First School, Then Shaadi” Initiative
It is estimated that 21% of girls in Pakistan are married before the age of 18. This can deprive the girls of their fundamental rights to health, education, and safety – and leave them feeling disempowered.
Child brides are not physically or emotionally ready to become wives and mothers. They face more risks of experiencing dangerous complications in pregnancy and childbirth, contracting HIV/AIDS and suffering domestic violence. With little access to education and economic opportunities, they and their families are more likely to live in poverty. Parents might not realize how essential education is for their children to overcome poverty; or even if they do realize it, many feel obligated to marry off their children, because they cannot afford to provide for them.
To help fight child marriage and keep girls in school, The Shaadi Shop will take the following actions:
- Employ vulnerable men and women as tailors and assistants who are committed to sending their children to school and holding them accountable to achieve good grades.
- Donate a percentage of the profits to pay the tuition for a child of The Shaadi Shop employee.
- Advocate and develop material about the negative impact of child marriage in order to further educate The Shaadi Shop staff.
Support The Shaadi Shop and join our cause to fight child marriage!
Help Acid Attack Survivors
Depilex Smileagain Foundation aims to provide acid attack survivors the support and resources necessary to reintegrate into society. For more information, please visit the organization's website at http://www.depilexsmileagain.com/.
For every dress you purchase from The Shaadi Shop, consider sending an old outfit to us, and the team will arrange for an acid attack survivor to receive the dress, so that she can enjoy getting glammed up too. For inquiries on this initiative, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.