The Facts on Child Marriage
“Child marriage” is generally understood to mean marriages that take place before age 18, but for many girls, marriage occurs much earlier. In some countries, girls as young as 7 or 8 are forced by their families to marry much older men. The reasons girls are married are diverse, and parents sometimes believe that through marriage, they are...

Child marriage around the world
One third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18 and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15.
In 2012, 70 million women 20-24 around the world had been married before the age of 18.
If present trends continue, 150 million girls will be married before their 18th birthday over the next decade. That’s an average of 15 million girls each year.
While countries with the highest prevalence of child marriage are concentrated in Western and Sub-Saharan Africa, due to population size, the largest number of child brides reside in South Asia.

Untying the knot: 10 worst places for child marriage
Worldwide, as many as 650 million women alive today married before they turned 18. Child marriage sets them up for a life of hardship — they are less likely than their peers to stay in school and more likely to become victims of domestic violence.

World minimum marriage age: Chart shows the lowest age you can legally get married around the world
On Friday, the Spanish government announced it was to raise the marriage age from 14 to 16 to bring it into line with the rest of Europe.
Estonia now has the lowest marriage age in Europe with teenagers able to get hitched at 15 with parental approval.

The Nations Of Europe By The Average Age At First Marriage
The eastern European countries appear to have a lower age at first marriage than the western nations of the continent.