‘Education emergency’ stymies Indonesia’s growth

‘Education emergency’ stymies Indonesia’s growth

Students studying in a classroom in the Sadah State Elementary School in Ciruas sub-district, Serang regency of Banten province, Indonesia on December 8, 2017. Photo: AFP via Anadolu Agency/ Eko Siswono Toyudho By John McBeth, The Asia Times, Jakarta, April 5, 2018...
In Indonesia, educating child brides remains a tough challenge

In Indonesia, educating child brides remains a tough challenge

A groundbreaking report by UNICEF and the Indonesian government found that girls marrying before the age of 18 were at least six times less likely to complete senior secondary education compared to their unmarried peers. SUMENEP REGENCY, Indonesia: Every morning, Dewi...
Child brides: Why underage girls are marrying in Indonesia

Child brides: Why underage girls are marrying in Indonesia

Aulia* was 15 when she was married. There wasn’t a lot of choice. She had been dating Arief, a sweet-faced boy from the local garage, and the neighbourhood tongues were in overdrive. “There was all this shaming,” Arief recalls. “I hadn’t...
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