The role of identification in ending child marriage

Author: Lucia Hanmer and Marina Elefante Organisation: Identification for Development (ID4D) Year: 2016

Today 171 million children under five are unregistered at birth, leaving them without a legal identity, legal protection or a way to obtain benefits and opportunities.

This report looks at the important role birth registration has in providing girls and officials with indisputable proof of age when it comes to marriage. Drawing on case studies from Indonesia and Jordan, the report provides recommendations of how to remove barriers for birth and marriage registration, which in turn helps to enforce minimum age of marriage laws.

TAGS: Report Jordan Indonesia Middle East and North Africa South Asia Conflict and humanitarian crises Human rights and justice Strengthening laws and policies Birth and marriage registration