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Rumah KitaB and the Campaign Against Child Marriage

Kathryn Robinson Emeritus professor in Anthropology, Australian National Univerisity Rights in marriage have been a key issue for women’s rights activists all over the world. Age at marriage is perhaps the most significant issue, even more than the free choice of a spouse. Child marriage has been a focus for Indonesian women for nearly a […]

NU Chairman Calls on Indonesian Muslims to Help Prevent Child Marriage

BY : SHEANY JANUARY 23, 2019 Jakarta. Said Aqil Siradj, chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, the country’s largest Islamic organization, has called on Muslims to play an active role in helping to prevent child marriage in Indonesia. “Preventing child marriage is a mighty important thing to do, to avoid the negative impacts on women and children,” Siradj said, as […]

Vanessa Angel Alleged Prostitution and Gender Inequality

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Recent news about the arrest of local celebrity Vanessa Angel for her alleged involvement in underground online prostitution came under the national spotlight. However, public judgment mostly corners Vanessa and totally exposes her for being the user of the underground prostitution service, such commentary is also found in a large number of major […]

Why women ulema reject patriarchy

by Yulianti Muthmainnah The challenge of pluralism that Indonesia faces today is the strengthening of identity politics, where women are among the targets of patriarchal ideals hiding behind the robes of religion. Religion is used to justify polygyny and child marriage, among other things. Increasing efforts to revive polygyny as an acceptable practice often refer […]

Azhar launches awareness campaigns against child marriage

CAIRO – 4 October 2017: In response to President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi’s bid to crackdown on child marriage, Al-Azhar announced the launch of awareness-raising campaigns against the practice. Sheikh Abbas Shoman, the deputy sheikh of Egypt’s al-Azhar institute, said Friday’s sermons will primarily address child marriages and its impacts, particularly in rural areas where it […]

BREAKING: Court orders revision of minimum age for women to marry

In a decision that may pave the way for the elimination of rampant child marriage in Indonesia, the Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that the 16 years old minimum age requirement for women to marry, as stipulated in the 1974 Marriage Law, was unconstitutional. The court granted a judicial review petition filed by three child […]