Child Marriage in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Summary)

No. of pages: 4

Publication date: 1 January 2014

Author: UNFPA EECARO

Publisher: UNFPA EECARO

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In the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, child marriages occur in all sections of society; however, the highest prevalence is found in Roma communities. Among Roma, child marriage is linked to poverty, school dropout, and patriarchal values that associate female virginity with family ‘honour’.

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.