Child marriage around the world:

Rwanda

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2017 % Married by 15
n/a
UNICEF 2017 % Married by 18
7%

* References

* 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)

Child marriage rates
UNICEF 2017 % Married by 15
n/a
UNICEF 2017 % Married by 18
7%

* References

* 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 Rwanda are married before their 18th birthday.

Over the last decade, Rwanda has witnessed a strong decline in child marriage rates, bringing the prevalence below 10%.

Minimum age of marriage

The minimum age of marriage is 21 years.

 

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