Northern Africa

Sudan

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

1.8 million

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

12%
4.9 million

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

34%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Northern Africa
  • Sudan
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YearNorthern AfricaSudan
198940.9%
199437.8%
199725.0%
199938.6%
200221.6%
200437.9%
200719.8%
200940.0%
201219.1%
201434.2%
201718.6%
202217.9%
Child marriage age

Sudan

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Sudan

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201421.6%40.4%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201447.7%50.1%32.6%32.3%12.3%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201458.7%41.7%13.4%
Child marriage age

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Levels of child marriage vary across different parts of Sudan. See the range of values within the country, and explore the map for details.

Prevalence of child marriage

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28% 50% 56% 46% 48% 41% 20% 39% 33% 19% 26% 18% 34% 52% 44% 45% 32% 37%

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2014

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Sudan in 2014

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YearSudanAj JazirahBlue NileCentral DarfurEast DarfurGedarefKassalaKhartoumNorth DarfurNorth KordofanNorthernRed SeaRiver NileSennarSouth DarfurSouth KordofanWest DarfurWest KordofanWhite Nile
34.2%28.0%49.6%56.1%46.3%47.5%40.6%19.6%39.1%32.7%19.0%25.9%17.6%33.6%52.3%43.7%45.0%31.9%36.7%
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Prevalence of child marriage

  • Sudan
Child marriage age
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YearSudan
198940.9%
199437.8%
199938.6%
200437.9%
200940.0%
201434.2%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Sudan21.6%40.4%34.2%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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