Child marriage around the world:

Liberia

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
9%
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
36%

* 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.

Photo credit: United Nations | Martine Perret

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
9%
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
36%

* 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.

36% of girls in Liberia are married before the age of 18 [1].

Legal age of marriage

The legal age of marriage in Liberia is 18 years for boys and girls.

In 2011, Liberia adopted the Children’s Act, thus removing any parental exception that allowed a child above the age of 16 to marry.

National initiatives to end child marriage

In December 2016, Liberia became the 18th country to have launched the African Union campaign to end child marriage in Africa.

Sources

[1]  UNICEF, State of the World’s Children, 2016.