The legal age you can get married around the world, mapped

Around the world, children are taken from their families and married off against their will, often at the behest of their families. Despite many nations introducing legal minimum ages for marriages, many have exemptions when “parental consent is given”, undermining national legislation. Often there is inequality when it comes to the age at which girls and boys are respectively allowed to be married off. Girls Not Brides is a campaign group committed to ending child marriage in the world. Using their data, compiled from 2015 with updates from 2016, indy100 has created this series of maps. Read more here: