Western Asia

Yemen

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

1.6 million

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

9%
4.2 million

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

32%

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Western Asia
  • Yemen
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YearWestern AsiaYemen
198862.7%
199355.1%
199723.7%
199852.9%
200223.3%
200343.5%
200720.8%
200835.4%
201219.1%
201331.9%
201719.4%
202217.8%
Child marriage age

Yemen

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Yemen

Child Marriage
Prevalence

Residence

  • Urban
  • Rural
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YearUrbanRural
201324.0%36.0%

Wealth

  • Poorest
  • Second
  • Middle
  • Fourth
  • Richest
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YearPoorestSecondMiddleFourthRichest
201337.3%38.5%36.5%29.0%21.2%

Education

  • No schooling
  • Primary education
  • Secondary or higher
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YearNo schoolingPrimary educationSecondary or higher
201344.3%41.5%25.6%
Child marriage age

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

Prevalence of child marriage

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27% 33% 10% 37% 31% 44% 37% 43% 37% 51% 28% 31% 31% 30% 34% 42% 32% 38% 27% 29% 26%

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2013

Prevalence of child marriage in each region of Yemen in 2013

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YearYemenAbyanAd Dali'AdenAl BaydaAl HodeidahAl JawfAl MaharahAl MahwitAmranDhamarHadramawtHajjahIbbLahjMa'RibRaymahSa'DahSana'ASana'A CityShabwahTa'Iz
31.9%27.4%32.6%10.0%36.7%30.7%43.5%36.8%42.6%37.4%50.5%27.8%31.2%31.5%30.0%34.0%42.0%32.4%37.6%27.3%29.0%26.4%
Child marriage age

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How does Yemen compare to other countries?

Prevalence of child marriage

  • Yemen
Child marriage age
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YearYemen
198862.7%
199355.1%
199852.9%
200343.5%
200835.4%
201331.9%

Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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Residence

Child marriage prevalence

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CountryUrbanRuralTotal prevalence
Yemen24.0%36.0%31.9%
Perspective
Child marriage age

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