Child Marriage in Albania (Summary)

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 1 January 2014

Author: UNFPA EECARO

Publisher: UNFPA EECARO

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Rates of child marriage are low in Albania, but the practice is found among Roma, and in some isolated rural communities. Factors driving child marriage include poverty, the lack of value placed on girls’ education, cultural attitudes, geographical isolation, social exclusion, trafficking, and emigration.

This is one of 14 country summaries produced by UNFPA EECARO about child marriage in the region, including country-specific national and legal context, responses, and recommendations for the future.