arranged force marriage statistics

Arranged / Forced Marriage Statistics

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Arranged Marriage Statistics Data
Annual number of arranged marriages worldwide 26,250,000
Percent of marriages in the world that are arranged 53.25 %
Global divorce rate for arranged marriages 6.3 %
Average number of years older the male is from the female in an arrange marriage 4.5 years
India Arranged Marriage Statistics Data
Percent of marriages in India that are arranged 88.4 %
India divorce rate 1.2 %
Forced Marriage Statistics Data
Number of girls globally who are forced to marry before the age of 18 11,250,000
Percent of girls in developing countries who are forced to marry before the age of 15 11 %
Percent of girls who were forced to marry before a certain age Percent
South Asia - before age 18 46.4 %
Bangladesh - before age 15 27.3 %
Africa - before age 18 42 %
Niger - before age 15 26 %
Kyrgyzstan - before age 18 21.2 %
Kazakhstan - before age 18 14.4 %
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Arranged marriage is a type of marital union where the bride and groom are selected by a third party rather than by each other. It was common worldwide until the 18th century.

Statistic Verification
Source: UNICEF, Human Rights Council, ABC News
Research Date: February 16th, 2016

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