Ade Mardiyati – Two years after they met at a university event outside Jakarta, Indah Welasasih and Muhamad Yoesoef decided to get married.
Marriage & The Family
March 18, 2020
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
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
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
February 20, 2020
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
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
February 19, 2020
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
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
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
December 26, 2019
Annie Yuan Cih Wu – A wedding is one of the biggest expenses in Timor.
December 11, 2019
West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil has a proposal that he believes should help tackle both the issues of climate change and people getting divorced in the province.
November 14, 2019
Carlos Ky Paath, Jakarta – The government is mulling over a plan to require couples who want to get married to take pre-marital lessons on family life and children welfare and get cert
November 6, 2019
A woman in the Indonesian city of Palembang has been arrested on suspicion of infanticide, in which the victim is her own newborn baby.
November 5, 2019
It has been almost a century since the novel Sitti Nurbaya was published.
October 31, 2019
Jakarta – An official of Bandung regency in West Jakarta has urged civil servants in the regency administration to put up family portraits in their work space in a bid to lower the div
Lembar, Indonesia – Fifteen minutes into their first date, Indonesian teenager Helma Yani received a marriage proposal from a boy she had just met.
October 28, 2019
Paulina Quintao – National Member of Parliament, MP Maria Barreto said in the Civil Law Code, Part IV about the family, it is clearly written that parents who decide to divorce, especi
September 29, 2019
Tasha Wibawa – "I had my first child at 14, a little boy, and I was destroyed," Indonesian woman Rasminah, who goes by one name, told the ABC.
September 21, 2019
Nadira Irdiana, Jakarta – In Indonesia, one out of nine girls marry before their 18th birthday.
September 13, 2019
Jakarta – The House of Representatives has finally agreed to raise the minimum age for marriage for females from 16 years old to 19.
Kuala Lumpur (Reuters) – Indonesia moved closer to ending child marriage on Friday (Sept 13) after the government secured a key nod paving the way to raise the age for girls to wed in