How long are girls protected from marriage compared to boys?


This map tells us the difference in the age until which girls are protected from marriage compared to boys at the national level.

More information:

  • The minimum age of marriage is the youngest age at which a girl or boy is allowed to marry with no restrictions or only with parental consent. Since the majority of child marriages occur with parental permission and involvement, we do not consider that this requirement alone is enough to protect at-risk children.
  • There are no cases where the minimum age for boys to marry is younger than the minimum age for girls