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Marriage & The Family

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September 15, 2022

Tempo - September 15, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Hasto Wardoyo, Head of National Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN), said in a statement issued on Wednesday that a pre-conception examination before marriag

August 30, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - August 30, 2022

It's absolutely mind-blowing that no one in the entire world has come up with the solutions West Java Vice Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum championed to eradicate HIV and AIDS.

CNN Indonesia - August 30, 2022

Jakarta – West Java Deputy Governor Uu Ruzhanul Ulum is proposing that husbands be allowed to be polygamous in order to bring down the number of HIV/AIDS sufferers among housewives.

July 5, 2022

Kompas.com - July 5, 2022

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – The government has asked the Constitutional Court (MK) to reject a judicial review of law Number 1/1974 on Marriage.

June 26, 2022

Tempo - June 26, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Cultural Affairs, Muhadjir Effendy, has called for collaboration among parties, particularly parents, to prevent child

June 24, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 24, 2022

Several busybodies who appear to take offense to the marriage between an interfaith couple in Surabaya have filed a lawsuit against a court decision to uphold their union.

June 22, 2022

Sindo News - June 22, 2022

Widya Michella, Jakarta – The secretary general of the country's peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI), Amirsyah Tambunan, is asking the Surabaya District Court to annul

June 21, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 21, 2022

It wasn't exactly done in the name of love, but the Surabaya District Court has given a landmark legal stamp for interfaith marriage.

June 17, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 17, 2022

A story about an alleged marriage con has become a hot topic in Indonesia as it involves a woman who said she only discovered her husband is actually a woman 10 months after their weddi

June 6, 2022

Tempo - June 6, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Constitutional Court (MK) on Monday announced that it will soon hold plenary sessions for the judicial review application that was lodged against the Marr

June 4, 2022

Antara News - June 4, 2022

Abdul Kadir, Suharto, Makassar, S Sulawesi – The South Sulawesi provincial government has launched the "South Sulawesi Free From Drugs, Find Drug-Free Sons-and Daughters-in Law" Movemen

May 17, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - May 17, 2022

A woman in the Cianjur regency of West Java was reportedly banished from her village after her neighbors found out about her polyandrous marriage with two men.

April 6, 2022

The Conversation - April 6, 2022

Evi Eliyanah and Nurenzia Yannuar – Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. Almost 90% of its population, around 236.5 million people, are Muslim.

April 4, 2022

UCA News - April 4, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Dili Archdiocese in Timor-Leste has established an ecclesiastical court to handle marriage-related cases including annulments.

March 29, 2022

Indonesia at Melbourne - March 29, 2022

Laras Susanti – In mid-March, one of President Joko Widodo's female special staffers, Ayu Kartika Dewi, sparked controversy across Indonesia.

March 15, 2022

UCA News - March 15, 2022

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesia's top Islamic clerical body has come under fire from rights activists for declaring an interfaith marriage between a Catholic man and a Muslim woman in

March 9, 2022

Antara News - March 9, 2022

Asep Firmansyah, Nabil Ihsan, Jakarta – Interfaith marriages could not be recognised and registered in local religious affairs offices, Deputy Religious Affairs Minister Zainut Tauhid S

March 8, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - March 8, 2022

Interfaith marriage is a grey, if controversial, area in legal and cultural terms in Indonesia.

February 8, 2022

UCA News - February 8, 2022

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – An Indonesian diocese has banned Catholics from carrying out a traditional marriage-related ritual involving animal sacrifice, saying it is contrary to the Catholi

February 7, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - February 7, 2022

A Catholic man is on a mission for love and the recognition of interfaith marriage in Indonesia, after he filed a judicial review against a legal hurdle for marrying his Muslim girlfrie

October 12, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - October 12, 2021

Dina Afrianty – On 23 September, Indonesia's second largest Islam-based political party, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), sparked controversy by publicly recommending polygamy as par

September 2, 2021

April 16, 2021

Tempo - April 16, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – An anthropologist with the University of Indonesia (UI) Meutia Hatta Swasono on Wednesday expressed concern about polygamy and how it is solicited in current society t

March 23, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - March 23, 2021

A so-called spiritual guru in Bekasi who is in the spotlight for a cash multiplier scam is now facing additional charges related to underage marriage, as it has been revealed that his w

February 12, 2021

The Independent - February 12, 2021

Shweta Sharma – A wedding planning company in Indonesia has come under fire for encouraging child marriages of girls as young as twelve years old, sparking outrage in the country.

February 11, 2021

Straits Times - February 11, 2021

Linda Yulisman, Jakarta – Indonesian police are investigating a wedding organiser that has promoted controversial child marriage as well as unregistered marriages.

November 8, 2020

Jakarta Post - November 8, 2020

Jakarta – The Jakarta administration may allow couples to hold their wedding receptions at multifunction halls starting next week.

October 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 27, 2020

Jakarta – The recent marriage of a 17-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) has put a spotlight on the high prevalence of child marriages in the province.

October 6, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 6, 2020

Jakarta – Women are the main target of the government's premarital programs for future brides and grooms as the women are expected to be the homemakers that give birth and nurture the c

September 21, 2020

CNN Indonesia - September 21, 2020

Jakarta – The House of Representatives' (DPR) Legislation Body (Baleg) has restarted deliberations on the Draft Law on Family Resilience which created a public controversy not long ago.

Jakarta Post - September 21, 2020

Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – The House of Representatives has started to deliberate the controversial family resilience bill as lawmakers behind the bill, which is deemed by critics to inte

September 16, 2020

Coconuts Bali - September 16, 2020

Though there have been tireless efforts to end child marriage in Indonesia, it appears that the country still has a long way to go to reach that ultimate goal.

September 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 1, 2020

Jakarta – The Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Ministry has said female civil servants are prohibited from practicing polyandry – taking more than one husband – after minister Tja

August 28, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - August 28, 2020

Given that we're still in the middle of a pandemic, you must always obey health protocols – even when it's your big day.

August 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 25, 2020

Jakarta – A number of regions in Indonesia have seen a significant increase in divorce rates during the COVID-19 pandemic with financial issues cited as among the main factors of the br

August 13, 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne - August 13, 2020

Laras Susanti – Indonesia is experiencing a surge in child marriages.

August 11, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - August 11, 2020

An Indonesian lawmaker suggested an outrageous new way to reduce the country's poverty rate, saying that there should be a law regulating how poor Indonesians celebrate their weddings.

July 20, 2020

South China Morning Post - July 20, 2020

Sylviana Hamdani – The island of Sumba in eastern Indonesia has abundant natural charms and ancient cultural traditions.

July 16, 2020

Jakarta Post - 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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

Jakarta Post - 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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Post - April 1, 2020

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

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

March 26, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - 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

South China Morning Post - 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.