Divorce Worldwide

Divorce in some countries is rare but to some, a normal issue. Here are the facts that you should know regarding the status of divorce in some countries.

The country with the highest divorce rate in the world, according to the UN, is the Maldives. This is followed by Belarus and the United States. Record states the Maldives holds the highest record with 10.97 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants per year.1

The country with the lowest divorce rate in the world, according to the UN, is Sri Lanka. This is followed by Vietnam. Bosnia, Herzegovina and South Africa are tied for the third lowest record. Sri Lanka hold the lowest record with 0.15 divorces per 1,000 inhabitants per year.2

And the only country which does not have any single divorce case is the Philippines. The only legal thing that is acceptable for couples separating is the church annulment or a civil annulment. Divorce remains illegal up to this date.3

References:

1https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/highest-divorce-rate

2https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/divorce-rates-by-country

3https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/01/19/the-last-country-in-the-world-where-divorce-is-illegal-philippines-catholic-church/

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