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. Media caption former child bride: wedding was 'saddest day of my life' there is an alarming rise in the number of syrian refugee girls in jordan being forced into early marriages, according to. The tahirih survey focused on immigrants, and it identified child marriages or forced marriages, or both, in immigrant communities from 56 countries of origin in africa, asia, europe and the. Child marriages are illegal in india, but the practice is flourishing rajasthan is the epicenter of india's child marriage more than half of girls born in the area become child brides before the.
In about one fifth of countries (38), there are different minimum ages for men and women, and almost always the girl is younger for example, in bangladesh, women must be 18 and men must be 21 to marry. At least 116 countries around the world allow children to marry, according to new research of 198 countries and territories, 153 require that people who want to marry are over the age of 18, according to reports by the us state department and the united nations, collated by the pew research center. Morocco is one of the countries where child marriage is on the increase the latest figures show the number of young girls getting married rose to 35,000 in 2010, up from 30,000 just two years before. In about one-in-five countries (38), there are different age minimums for men and women for example, in bangladesh, women must be 18 and men must be 21 to marry in 37 of these 38 countries, the minimum for girls is the lower of the two.
The highest rates of child marriage by country are observed in sub-saharan africa, in countries such as niger, the central african republic, and chad however, the largest number of child brides live in south asia, where 46 percent of girls are married before the age of 18. Forced marriage continues in many countries october 28, 2011 8:00 pm to talk about the problem and what can be done to change the practice of child brides to visit 4 african countries. Child mortality age 5-14 child marriage also affects boys, but to a lesser degree than girls many countries also collect data on the marital status and age at first marriage for boys and men, thereby allowing a comparison of gender differentials related to child marriage. Stephanie: child marriage occurs in more than 50 developing countries around the world and almost always results in the girl's removal from school. Forced marriage is a marriage in which one or more of the parties is married without his or her consent or against his or her will a forced marriage differs from an arranged marriage, in which both parties presumably consent to the assistance of their parents or a third party such as a matchmaker in choosing a spouse there is often a continuum of coercion used to compel a marriage, ranging.
For the child brides of the refugee crisis, refugee status and a new life in europe often seems like the best chance for an escape but determining the legal status of a married child has proven difficult for european countries. Poor pre-maternal health care received by child brides in countries across the world more than 700 million women living today were married before attaining adulthood child marriage deprives young girls of a healthy and happy childhood. Child brides are more likely than unmarried girls to die younger, suffer from health problems, live in poverty and remain illiterate child marriage around the world percentage of girls marrying.
Girls not brides is a global partnership of more than 300 non-governmental organisations from over 50 countries committed to ending child marriagemembers are based throughout africa, south asia, the middle east, europe and north america and work on child marriage in many different ways – by working directly with girls and child brides in. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language, religion and caste. Transcript of child abuse in different countries give birth at the age 18 or younger child brides have higher risk of hiv because they often marry an older man with sexual experience child abuse in different countries types of child abuse physical abuse emotional abuse and neglect. Child brides are at greater risk of dangerous complications during childbirth, contracting stds, suffering domestic violence, and have limited opportunities for education and economic independence child marriage is an international epidemic that every global citizen should fight against.
Statistics show that african nations account for 17 of the 20 countries with the highest rates of child the number of child brides will scourge of child marriage in africa continues. A new study finds that child marriage could cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030, with the largest economic cost coming from its impact on fertility and population growth. Child brides around the world sold off like cattle government statistics in south sudan show half the girls there aged 15 to 19 are married, with some brides as young as 12 years old.