Child Marriage in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone has the 19th highest child marriage rate in the world, with 13% of girls married by age 15, and 39% by age 18. These statistics only provide a partial picture of the extent of the problem, as many young people enter unions that are not registered as formal marriages.

This brief outlines child marriage trends and projections, current progress, barriers to its elimination, and recommendations in accelerating progress.

Published 2018-03-14

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Publication year
2017
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pdf, 4p.
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Sierra Leone
Keywords
Child marriage

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Publisher
Publication year
2017
Format
pdf, 4p.
Country
Sierra Leone
Keywords
Child marriage