29 June 2017 News Politics



21st Century Georgia continues it's struggle with the issue of child marriage. 

There are no exact figures of underage marriage in Georgia as the statistics department of the Civic Registry Office does not collect them. However, in certain areas this old tradition is proving hard to root out.


Changes to the Civil Code in 2016 made it illegal to register under-age marriages.   But making the law tougher has not eliminated the problem.

Marriage Ceremony

Interview with Georgian child bride

Interview with Specialist of Civic Integration and International Relations

Interview with Chairman of parliamentary committee on human rights

29 June 2017