GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Forced Marriage Statistics: Market Report & Data

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"International human rights law outlaws all forms of forced marriage."

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"Many forced marriages involve threats, physical violence, or emotional blackmail to ensure compliance."

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"Forced marriage affects individuals across various religions, cultures, and ethnicities."

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"The legal minimum age for marriage varies significantly across countries and states."

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"Various NGOs worldwide are working to eradicate forced marriage through advocacy, education, and legal reform."

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"In 2018, the UK Forced Marriage Unit provided advice or support in 1,764 cases."

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"Forced marriages are often unrecognized in asylum claims for women fleeing such situations."

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"An estimated 650 million women alive today were married as children."

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"South Asia has the highest number of child brides, with around 30% of women aged 20-24 married before age 18."

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"Forced marriage cases in the UK often involve girls being sent abroad to marry."

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"Forced Marriage is illegal in many countries, but enforcement is often weak."

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"The impacts of forced marriage include lack of education, domestic violence, and poor mental health."

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"Child and forced marriage is more prevalent in rural areas and among the poor and less-educated."

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"In Sub-Saharan Africa, 40% of young women were married before age 18."

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"The risk of maternal mortality is highest for adolescent girls under 15."

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"Child marriage prevalence in Latin America and the Caribbean is around 23%."

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"Over 15 million girls under the age of 18 are married each year globally."

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"In the US, nearly 248,000 children were married between 2000 and 2010."

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"Niger has the highest rate of child marriage in the world with 76% of girls married before 18."

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"Forced marriage rates decrease significantly with girls' access to secondary and higher education."

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