UN: 11.3% of girls married under age of 18 in Azerbaijan has no primary education

UN: 11.3% of girls married under age of 18 in Azerbaijan has no primary education
# 09 March 2013 11:20 (UTC +04:00)

Only 26% of girls married before they turn 18 has primary education, 11% - secondary education and higher.

According to information covering 2000-2011, 12.2% of marriages were with the girls under the age of 18. The majority of such marriages are recorded in the villages, 9.6% - in the cities. But, unlike a number of countries, marriages with the girls under the age of 15 have not been recorded in Azerbaijan.

If current child marriage rates continue, more than 140 million girls will become child brides between 2011 and 2020, the United Nations said today, warning that little progress has been made towards ending this harmful practice.

Of these 140 million girls, 50 million will be under the age of 15, according to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which added that young girls who marry before the age of 18 have a greater risk of becoming victims of intimate partner violence than those who marry later. Currently, the 10 countries with the highest rates of child marriage are: Niger, Chad, the Central African Republic, Bangladesh, Guinea, Mozambique, Mali, Burkina Faso, South Sudan, and Malawi. However, in terms of absolute numbers, because of the size of its population, India has the most child marriages – in 47 per cent of all marriages there, the bride is a child.

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