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Diversity of types of child marriage and early ...

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By consent and usually with a peer;. • couples may decide to cohabit or marry early as part of their romantic or sexual relationship;. 4 pages
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PROPORTION OF WOMEN AGED 20–24 YEARS MARRIED/IN UNION BY AGE 15 AND 18Note: East Asia estimate is for Mongolia only.Source: DHS and MICSSouth AsiaEast AsiaSoutheast AsiaPacificMarried by 15 Married by 187%28%12%16%26%8%1%2%DIVERSITY OF TYPES OFCHILD MARRIAGE AND EARLYUNION IN ASIA PACIFICIn the Asia and the Pacific region, 23 million adolescents aged 15-19 years are currently married or in union;over 80% are girls, 15 million of whom live in South Asia. Across the region, 1 in 8 adolescent girls aged 15-19years, and 1 in 50 boys, are currently married or in union.No/forced consent Consent due to social pressure/stigma Full consentTraditional(forced/arranged)child marriagePeer-led ‘love’marriage orcohabitationCircumstantialchild marriageTHE ASIA AND THE PACIFIC REGION SHOWS A GREAT VARIETY OFDIFFERENT FORMS OF CHILD MARRIAGE AND EARLY UNIONS‘Love marriage’/union (peer-led)• By consent and usually with a peer;• Couples may decide to cohabit or marryearly as part of their romantic or sexu...