Top 20 Countries with the Highest Prevalence Rates of Child Marriage*

Every year, 12 million girls marry before the age of 18. Child marriage happens across countries, cultures and religions. 76% Niger 68% Central African Republic 67% Chad 59% Bangladesh 52% South Sudan 52% Mali 52% Guinea 52% Burkina Faso 48% Mozambique 47% India 45% Somalia 43% Nigeria 42% Malawi 41% Nicaragua 41% Madagascar 41% Eritrea […]

Countries with the Highest Divorce Rates

The countries with the highest divorce rates, measured as number of divorces per 1,000 people, as of 2016 are: Russia (4.7) *Latest available Russian data is from 2013. Aruba (3.5) Belarus (3.4) United States (3.2) Latvia (3.1) Lithuania (3.1) Denmark (3.0) Kazakhstan (2.9) Cuba (2.8) Costa Rica (2.7) Notable mentions: Guam (4.0) and Puerto Rico […]

Girls Not Brides – Child Marriage in Africa INFOGRAPHIC

Top 20 Countries with the Highest Prevalence Rates of Child Marriage* 76% Niger 68% Central African Republic 67% Chad 59% Bangladesh 52% South Sudan 52% Mali 52% Guinea 52% Burkina Faso 48% Mozambique 47% India 45% Somalia 43% Nigeria 42% Malawi 41% Nicaragua 41% Madagascar 41% Eritrea 40% Uganda 40% Ethiopia 39% Sierra Leone 37% […]