2012 | UNFPA

This UNFPA fact sheet provides information about child marriage in Bosnia and Herzegovina and offers recommendations aimed at addressing the issue.

It includes:

  • A review of national legislation and the country’s ratification of the various international standards relevant to the issue,
  • Analysis of current practices and attitudes towards child marriages,
  • Statistical information about the prevalence of the practice.

The methodology for this study involved a review of the existing legal framework and literature related to child marriages in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and interviews with child spouses and experts working in the fields of children’s and women’s rights.