Country Finland
Year 2019
Type of Measure Violence against women > Regulations
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

The Government’s Proposal abolishing the possibility of minors to enter into marriage in Finland was approved by the Parliament in February 2019 (rp 211/2018 vp). Consequently, the minimum age to enter into marriage in Finland will be 18 years. Previously it was possible for persons under the age of 18 to obtain permission to marry.

Source of Information

Finland's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.25.