Country Cambodia
Year 2017 - 2021
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage

Brief Description

The Provincial Action Plan to Prevent Child Marriage and Teenage Pregnancy in Rattanak Kiri province 2017-2021 was developed to address child marriage and teenage pregnancy in a province with high rates of both. The Civil Code (2007) forbids marriage under the age of 18 unless one of the parties is over 18 and the other is 16 and has parental permission. However two percent of girls are married by the age of 15 and 18 percent by the age of 18. Teenage pregnancy (ages 15-19) increased to 12 percent in 2014 and is much higher in rural and remote areas, with a high of 36 percent in Ratanak Kiri and Mondul Kiri provinces.

Source of Information

Cambodia's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.34

For more information: Cambodia's Submission to ASEAN on Issues of Child Marriage