About
Nonprofit Tools
Contact
Help

DISCOVER AND LEARN ABOUT

Child Marriage

Learn About Child Marriage

Get Educated About Economic Development

Summary

Each year, 12 million girls under the age of 18 become married. Today, more than 650 million women and 150 million men are currently living with the consequences of a marriage that took place when they were children.1 Child marriages pose threats to children’s health, education and vocation, creating issues during pregnancy and childbirth and rendering the girls vulnerable to domestic abuse.2 Niger has the highest rate of child marriage, with 76 percent of its 20-24 year old women having been married before the age of 18. 68 percent of women in the Central African Republic report having been married as a child, with 67 percent of women reporting the same in Chad.3 Child marriage has roots in gender inequality, particularly in developing nations,4 and the economic effects of a woman dropping out of school to start at a family — at a young age, not being able to contribute to her family’s income — perpetuates the cycle of poverty.5 While the majority of nations have laws in place to prevent the marriage of children, 93 countries allow girls under the age of 18 to marry with parental consent.6 Show References
1 https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/about-child-marriage/ 2 https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/what-is-the-impact/ 3 https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/where-does-it-happen/ 4 https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/why-does-it-happen/ 5 https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/themes/poverty/ 6 https://www.girlsnotbrides.org/child-marriage-law/#do-all-countries-have-a-minimum-age-of-marriage
Hide References

Make a Donation

One Time
Monthly
$
Monthly gifts help nonprofits focus on their mission and longterm impact with helping people world wide.

Child Marriage News

Check out the latest news and articles about Child Marriage.

Loading...

Capture.
Share.
Impact.

Share about your experience with Child Marriage for the world to see.

PWI STORYTELLER

SHARE YOUR STORY NOW

PWI SWIPE

Give your spare change automatically to help Child Marriage.

Create a SWIPE ACCOUNT

Swipe.
Give.
Impact.

Connect your card today to start giving your spare change.

Start.
Search.
Give.

The easiest way to make a real difference for Child Marriage.

PWI SEARCH

Download our browser extension and make every tab you open and ever web search you make will raise money for Child Marriage.

DOWNLOAD NOW

PWI GROUPGIVE

Create your very own campaign to help raise money for Child Marriage.

Create a GroupGive Campaign

Create.
Promote.
Grow.

What will you do for Child Marriage? Start your fundraiser today and make an impact.