Child marriages witness decrease in 2022

Jordan

Published: 2023-03-26 17:04

Last Updated: 2023-09-26 12:28


Child marriages witness decrease in 2022
Child marriages witness decrease in 2022

Tadamon (Sisterhood is Global Institute Jordan - SIGI) announced that the number of marriage contracts for minors have decreased during the past year, 2022.

According to a report issued by the Supreme Judge Department, a 15.2 percent decrease has been seen in the number of all marriage contracts for the year 2022, as the number of contracts reached 63,834 contracts, in comparison to 75,360 contracts in 2021.

Tadamon said that the economic conditions are one of the reasons behind the reluctance to marry, as the COVID’s long-term negative effects were behind the decline in marriage contracts, especially poverty and unemployment, as well as demographic changes.

Tadamon added that the economic conditions that led to a decline in marriages also limited the participation of women in the labor market and increased women’s rates of unemployment.

Child marriages decreased in 2022 compared to 2021, as the number of contracts in 2022 reached 5,824 in comparison to 8,039 in 2021, according to Tadamon.

It stressed the importance of continuing to decrease the number of marriage contracts for minors, as marrying them off by their parents is considered a type of violence that must be stopped.