Percentage of women aged 20-24 who were married or in a union before age 18 (i.e. child marriage) ( AAA )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 05.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.


UNICEF maintains a global database on the issue since 2003. Fully comparable data are available for some 117 low- and middle-income countries. UNICEF is also the agency responsible for reporting on this indicator as part of the UN expert group on gender indicators.

Household surveys such as MICS and DHS.