Country Afghanistan
Year 2007
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Other research and statistical data
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission estimates that between 60 and 80 per cent of all marriages in Afghanistan are forced marriages and approximately 57 per cent of girls are married before the age of 16.

Source of Information

E/CN.4/2006/61/Add.5 p.7