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Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2017 % Married by 15
UNICEF 2017 % 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 (UNICEF State of the World’s Children, 2017)
22% of girls in Bolivia are married before their 18th birthday, while 3% are married before their 15th birthday.
Minimum age of marriage
The minimum age of marriage is 14 for girls and 16 for boys. A parent or a guardian must approve marriages between adolescents under 18.
- UNICEF, State of the World’s Children, 2016.
- Pew Research Center, Marriage laws around the world, September 2016.
- US Department of State, Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015.