Country Norway
Year 2018
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

The Marriage Act was amended in 2018 so that the absolute minimum age of marriage in Norway is now 18. The purpose of this amendment is to prevent minors from entering into marriage in Norway and to send the message that marriage between individuals under the age of 18 is unacceptable in Norway.

Source of Information

Norway's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.58

For more information: The Marriage Act (Ministry of Children and Equality)