Western Africa

Mali

Summary

Explore how common child marriage is throughout the country, how levels have changed over time, and how the situation in this country compares to others.

Absolute number

Prevalence

1.1 million

Married by 15: Number of girls and women (left) and percentage of women 20-24 years (right) married before age 15

16%
3.2 million

Married by 18: Number of girls and women (left) and percentage of women 20-24 years (right) married before age 18

54%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Western Africa
  • Mali
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YearWestern AfricaMali
199357.3%
199734.3%
199856.7%
200234.6%
200356.8%
200735.6%
200855.7%
201237.6%
201354.7%
201735.6%
201853.7%
202232.0%
Child marriage age

Mali

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Mali

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201833.7%61.7%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201865.7%65.8%65.2%53.5%32.0%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201866.2%60.5%30.9%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

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33% 59% 75% 45% 58% 44% 53% 59% 70%

Region with no data

2018

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Mali in 2018

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YearMaliBamakoGaoKayesKidalKoulikoroMoptiSegouSikassoTombouctou
53.7%32.5%58.8%75.2%45.0%57.5%43.6%52.8%58.8%70.0%
Child marriage age

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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Mali
Child marriage age
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YearMali
199357.3%
199856.7%
200356.8%
200855.7%
201354.7%
201853.7%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Mali33.7%61.7%53.7%
Perspective
Child marriage age

For more data related to child marriage, please see the child marriage country profiles available on the UNICEF Data website

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