Sylviana Hamdani – The island of Sumba in eastern Indonesia has abundant natural charms and ancient cultural traditions.
Marriage & The Family
July 20, 2020
July 16, 2020
Jakarta – A wedding reception in Sindangmulya village, Cibarusah district in Bekasi, West Java, came to an abrupt end on Sunday as local police dispersed a crowd of guests from the pre
July 14, 2020
A 12-year-old girl was married off to a 45-year-old polygamist in Banyuwangi, East Java, highlighting once again the pervasiveness of child marriages in the country.
July 1, 2020
Nina Loasana, Jakarta – A viral video showing a woman being carried by force by a group of men in a practice known as kawin tangkap (capture and wed) has angered Women's Empowerment an
June 27, 2020
Jakarta – The divorce rate has increased significantly in Bandung, West Java, as the government eased COVID-19 restrictions in the so-called new normal period, after the rate had dropp
June 14, 2020
June 1, 2020
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Midwife Yati Maryati, 37, is worried about interacting with her children every time she returns home from the community health center (Puskesmas) where s
May 15, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – A series of YouTube videos featuring a young married couple, Adhiguna and Sabrina Sosiawan, has caused a stir on social media for allegedly endorsing chil
April 4, 2020
Dyaning Pangestika and Yulia Savitri, Jakarta – The Religious Affairs Ministry has suspended marriage registration for new applicants as of Wednesday.
April 1, 2020
The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) is demanding the prosecution of a preacher named Syekh Puji over violation of Indonesia's child protection laws by marrying a 7
Jakarta – Apart from hitting the economy hard and throwing the entire healthcare system into disarray, the novel coronavirus pandemic has also served as a particularly unprecedented hi
March 26, 2020
Some say love conquers all, and that may be especially true now during the coronavirus pandemic, as couples in Indonesia proceed with their marriage plans despite the very real possibi
March 18, 2020
Ade Mardiyati – Two years after they met at a university event outside Jakarta, Indah Welasasih and Muhamad Yoesoef decided to get married.
March 14, 2020
Jakarta – Straight to marriage, without an engagement or dating: This is the new trend that is making its way among Indonesian young people who follow conservative Islamic doctrine.
February 29, 2020
Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – Several factors have contributed to the declining child marriage rate in Indonesia, but a lot more need to be done to enforce the law that protects girls from
February 23, 2020
Jakarta – The state should not interfere with its citizens' personal matters, Golkar Party lawmaker Ace Hasan Syadzily said in response to a controversial statement from Coordinating H
February 21, 2020
RUU Ketahanan Keluarga (Family Resilience Bill) is fast becoming one of the most unpopular proposed legislations in Indonesia, as it contains numerous articles that could threaten civi
Budi Sutrisno and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Amid questions surrounding his suggestion that the country's rich people should marry the poor to break the chain of poverty, Coordi
February 20, 2020
Jakarta – Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy has suggested the country's rich people should marry those from low-income families, arguing that such cr
Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – A senior Indonesian minister has caused an uproar in saying that the country's rich must marry the poor to help reduce poverty.
One of Indonesia's top ministers has come up with what he undoubtedly thinks is a quick-fix solution to the country's poverty problem: cross-income levels marriage.
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – Wedding vows usually include a promise of everlasting love, but a bill on "family resilience" proposed by the House of Representatives goes a step furth
February 19, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – Many Indonesians would agree that traditional households – which typically assign domestic roles based on gender, with the husband as the breadwinner an
Halida Bunga, Jakarta – The initiator of the draft of the family resilience bill (RUU Ketahanan Keluarga), Endang Maria, says that the fear of children being exposed to pornography and
February 15, 2020
Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Anti-child marriage campaigns should employ religious messaging and narratives to deliver their message in a deeply religious country like Indonesia, a woman l