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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 Ecuador are married before their 18th birthday.
Legal age of marriage
The legal age of marriage is 18 years for boys and girls.
In 2015, the National Assembly approved a reform of the Civil Code and raised the legal minimum age from 12 for girls and 14 for boys, to 18 for both without exception.