Child marriage by 15
Child marriage by 18
Under 18 prevalence in South Asia
Top 5 countries with the highest prevalence rates of child marriage in South Asia
Percentage of women 20-24 years old who were first married or in union before they were 18 years old. Source: UNICEF global databases 2020, based on Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS), Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), and other national surveys.
Under 18 burden in South Asia
Top 5 countries with the highest absolute numbers of child marriage in South Asia
Number (in thousands) of women 20-24 years old who were first married or in union before they were 18 years. Based on population in 2019. Source: Population data from United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2019). World Population Prospects 2019, Online Edition. Rev. 1.
National Partnerships and Coalitions in South Asia
In this region we have national partnerships. Many Girls Not Brides member organisations have come together to accelerate progress to end child marriage in their countries by forming National or State Partnerships and coalitions. Below is an overview of what and where these networks are, what they do and how they work with Girls Not Brides.
Countries in South Asia
- UNICEF, Q&A: Child marriage global data, 6 March 2018.
- UNICEF, State of the World’s Children 2016: a fair chance for every child. Table 9: child protection, 2016.
- UNICEF, State of the World’s Children 2015: reimagine the future. Table 9: Child protection, 2015.
- Plan Asia, International Center for Research on Women, Asia Child Marriage Initiative: summary of research in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, 2013.