AMMAN (Agencies): The number of child marriages in Jordan decreased by 27.5 percent last year compared to 2021, Roya News reported on Sunday, citing the Sisterhood is Global Institute.
Last year, the number of child marriages decreased to 5,824 from 8,039 in 2021.
According to a report released by Jordan’s Supreme Judge Department, there was a 15.2 percent decrease in the total number of marriage contracts last year, with 63,834 contracts compared to 75,360 in 2021.
SIGI cited Jordan’s economic conditions as one of the reasons for the unwillingness to marry.
It added that the same economic conditions limited women’s labor-force participation and increased their unemployment rates, Roya News reported. SIGI said child marriage is a form of abuse that must be stopped.