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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)
7% of girls in Namibia are married before the age of 18.
Legal age of marriage
The minimum age of marriage in Namibia is 18 years, according to the Marriage Act of 1961 (amended in 1996). Individuals under the age of 18 may marry with the written permission of the Minister or any staff member in the Public Service authorized by the Minister.
Members In Namibia
- UNICEF, State of the World’s Children, 2016