Child marriage around the world:

Namibia

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
2%
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
7%

* 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: Philip Schuler | World Bank

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
2%
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
7%

* 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.

7% of girls in Namibia are married before the age of 18.

Legal age of marriage

The minimum age of marriage in Namibia is 18 years, according to the Marriage Act of 1961 (amended in 1996). Individuals under the age of 18 may marry with the written permission of the Minister or any staff member in the Public Service authorized by the Minister.

Sources
  • UNICEF, State of the World’s Children, 2016