The girls stand confidently and proudly as they walk out of the training centre.
Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
* Child marriage prevalence is the percentage of women 20-24 years old who were married or in union before they were 18 years old.
* According to UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children 2016.
Little is known about child marriage in Argentina. According to recent study by Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la mujer (FEIM), more than 340,000 adolescents aged 14-19 are either married or in a union .
Legal age of marriage
The Civil and Commercial Code of Argentina sets 18 years as the minimum age of marriage for women and men. However, minors can marry with the permission of their parents and/or a judge.
 FEIM, Situación del matrimonio o convivencia infantil en Argentina, November 2016.