Child marriage around the world:

Turkmenistan

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
1%
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.

The girls stand confidently and proudly as they walk out of the training centre.

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
1%
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 Turkmenistan are married before their 18th birthday.

Legal age of marriage

The 2012 Family Code raised the minimum legal age of marriage from 16 to 18 years.

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