Child marriage around the world

Child marriage is a truly global problem that cuts across countries, cultures, religions and ethnicities. Child brides can be found in every region in the world, from the Middle East to Latin America, South Asia to Europe.


Every year, 12 million girls marry before the age of 18. Child marriage happens across countries, cultures and regions.

Our interactive atlas provides child marriage data for every country in the world. You can explore the map to understand the prevalence of child marriage globally, and find out what is being done to address it.

1 in 5 girls

In the world are said to be married before 18.

650 Million

Over 650 million women alive today were married as children.

12 Million

Girls are married before the age of 18 each year.