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San Marino

What's the child marriage rate? How big of an issue is child marriage?

There is no publicly available government data on child marriage in San Marino.

Are there country-specific drivers of child marriage in this country?

Child marriage is driven by gender inequality and the belief that women and girls are somehow inferior to men and boys.

There is limited information on child marriage in San Marino.

What has this country committed to?

San Marino has committed to eliminate child, early and forced marriage by 2030 in line with target 5.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals.

San Marino co-sponsored the 2013 and 2014 UN General Assembly resolutions on child, early and forced marriage.

San Marino acceded to the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991, which sets a minimum age of marriage of 18, and ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2003, which obligates states to ensure free and full consent to marriage.

What is the minimum legal framework around marriage?

In San Marino parties aged 16-17 may be married with court approval.

Source

United Nations, Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform, [website], 2017, (accessed February 2018)

* 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)