Coalition against Child Marriage
Submission to the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs
At the Working Group on: Marriage Acts and Issues Related to Children
Held on April 27, 2017 at
Government Campus Plaza, Port of Spain
Age of Marriage Exception
The Coalition against Child Marriage has consistently called for the standardization of the age of marriage to 18 regardless of sex or religion. This standardization eliminates sex discrimination and better secures the protection of children and adolescents from violence as well as predatory and exploitative sexual and social relations with adults.