Question: What age do Somali girls get married?

In 2017 in Somalia, 45% of girls are married off before 18 years old. 8% are married before they turn 15. Somalia is the 10th highest nation in the world for percent of child marriages.

How old does a girl have to be to marry?

The marriage age is now 18 for both sexes. The consent of at least one parent or guardian is required for a person aged 16 or 17 to get married. Males at the time of marriage must be at least 18 years of age, while females aged 16–17 can marry with the consent of at least one parent or guardian.

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