The chart included 68 countries. Topping the list was Niger, where 76.6% of women were found to have married before age 18, followed by Chad, at 71.5%. The proportion of child brides was above 60% in Bangladesh, Mali and Guinea, and above 50% in Nepal, Mozambique, Uganda, Burkina Faso and India.
The following is a chart excerpting the Middle East's countries and their rankings in the context of ICRW's research. Afghanistan does not appear on the list only because reliable facts are not available from that country. However, the incidence of child marriage in Afghanistan is believed to be quite high.
Child Marriage Rankings in the Middle East
|World Rank||Country||% Women Married |
|Source: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)|