Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation.

CSO data

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5.3.1 In 2019, the rate of marriages per thousand females was 1.2 for people aged 16 to 19 years. This was a general downward trend over the five-year period from a rate of 2.3 in 2014. The rate for 20- and 21-year-olds was 1.5 and 1.9, respectively. An average rate of 3.6 was recorded for 20- to 24-year-olds.

5.3.2 In Ireland, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal under the Criminal Justice (Female Genital Mutilation) Act 2012. 

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