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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)
34% of girls in Honduras are married before the age of 18.
Legal age of marriage
The minimum age of marriage for boys and girls in Honduras is 18 years old, without exception.
In July 2017, lawmakers voted to increase the minimum age of marriage to 18 years old for both boys and girls. Previously, the minimum age of marriage was 16 years and allowed for exemptions if parents gave their consent.
- UNICEF, State of the World’s Children, 2016
- Thomson Reuters Foundation, Honduras bans child marriage, no exceptions, 13 July 2017