Child marriage around the world:

Sri Lanka

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
2%
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
12%

* 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: Russell Watkins | Department for International Development

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
2%
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
12%

* 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.

Sri Lanka is a member of the South Asian Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC), which adopted a regional action plan to end child marriage. The regional action plan is to be implemented in 2015 – 2018. Find out more.

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