Reforming the legislation on the age of marriage: successful experiences and lessons learned from Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Rocío Rosero Garcés, Cecilia Valdivieso Vega Organisation: UN Women, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Health Organization (WHO), UNAIDS, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Year: 2016

This report is part of a UN inter-agency flagship initiative to end child marriage in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

It provides an overview of the causes and consequences of child marriage in LAC and explores what worked in reforming laws relating to the minimum age for marriage in Ecuador, Mexico and Panama.

The report offers useful guidelines for how to incorporate international human rights instruments to national laws and lead a successful reform process.

TAGS: Report Mexico Ecuador Panama Latin America and the Caribbean Human rights and justice Strengthening laws and policies Age of marriage Advocacy Latin American frameworks