Child marriage is a global phenomenon affecting the lives of millions of children each year. Malaysia is no exception. It was reported that between 2007 and 2017, approximately 15,000 cases were recorded in Malaysia, with child marriage occurring in all communities across the country.
This Advocacy Brief outlines recommendations for the way forward in nine key areas. It draws from and builds on previous work undertaken by UNICEF Malaysia together with the government of Malaysia and civil society organizations working on the issue of child marriage and adolescent pregnancy in Malaysia.