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Accelerating efforts to eliminate child marriage in Africa

Organisation: UNICEF Year: 2017

This UNICEF brief presents data on trends in child marriage in Africa between 2010 and 2015. Specifically it shows that:

  • Rates of child marriage have declined slightly in most regions, but progress is uneven.
  • Some countries have achieved dramatic declines, including Ethiopia, Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Rwanda.
  • However, the rate of progress in the region as a whole needs to substantially increase in order to eliminate child marriage by 2030.

TAGS: Fact sheet and brief Sub-Saharan Africa Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)