Photo credit: Women Win
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.
19% of girls in Cambodia are married before their 18th birthday, while 2% are married before their 15th birthday.
Minimum age of marriage
The legal minimum age of marriage for boys and girls is 18 years. However, children as young as 16 years may legally marry with parental permission.
- Pew Research Center, Marriage laws around the world, September 2016.
- US Department of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015.