Central African Republic
Central African Republic has the highest rate of child marriage among boys at 28 per cent. It topped globally. Currently, the country has the second highest prevalence rate of child marriage in the world, according to UNICEF. 68 per cent of girls in the Central African Republic are married before the age of 18 and 29 per cent are married before the age of 15, according to Girls Not Brides, a global organisation committed to ending child marriage. Child marriage is most prevalent in Ouaka, Basse Kotto and Nana Mambéré and Kémo and among the Haoussa, Banda and Yakoma-Sango ethnic groups. Unlike global trends, household wealth and level of education do not significantly affect child marriage rates in the Central African Republic, Girls Not Brides said.