The girls stand confidently and proudly as they walk out of the training centre.
Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 15
UNICEF 2016 % Married by 18
* 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.
- UNICEF, State of the World’s Children, 2016