Child marriage around the world:

Honduras

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
8%
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
34%
International Ranking*

30

* References

* 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.

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Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
8%
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
34%
International Ranking*

30

* References

* 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.

34% of girls in Honduras are married before the age of 18.

Legal age of marriage

The minimum age of marriage for boys and girls in Honduras is 18 years old, without exception.

Policy developments

In July 2017, lawmakers voted to increase the minimum age of marriage to 18 years old for both boys and girls. Previously, the minimum age of marriage was 16 years and allowed for exemptions if parents gave their consent.

Members In Honduras
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