Child marriage in Indonesia is a reality recurring within society. Religious and customary laws often become the basis to legitimize the practices of child marriage. According to UNICEF in 2016, Indonesia ranked the seventh in the world and the second in ASEAN for the highest rate of child marriage. Child marriage is a manifestation of gender inequality, especially for female. Indonesia, as one of the member countries of the United Nations (UN), has ratified the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) program issued by the UN to eradicate the practice of child marriage occurring within the society. One of the purposes of the SGDs program is to “Achieve Gender Equality and Empower All Women and Girls.” Hence, it is expected that from this program, Indonesia will have a zero rate of child marriage by 2030. This article discusses child marriage practices occurring in Indonesia as well as efforts taken by the Indonesian Government (both the central government and regional government) in an attempt to eradicate the problem of child marriage.
Dr. Sonny Dewi Judiasih, SH, MH, CN is an associate Professor, lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Law at Padjadjaran University in Bandung, Indonesia. She is an advisor of civil law course, specifically family law. She has written several books and conducted research on family law. She has participated in various national and international seminars on family law. Her articles have been published in numerous nationally-accredited journals and proceedings of international conferences.
Betty Rubiati, SH, MH is a lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Law at Padjadjaran University in Bandung, Indonesia. She teaches Agrarian Law, Housing and Settlement Law, as well as Family and Inheritance Law. She is active in conducting research and has written several books. She has also produces several articles in nationally-accredited journals.
Deviana Yuanitasari, SH, MH is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Padjadjaran University Bandung, Indonesia. She is a lecturer of Civil Law, Obligation Law, Commercial Law, Capita Selecta of law on Consumer Protection Agreements. She is a member of IACL (International Association of Consumer Law). She actively conducts research, participates in various national and international seminar, and becomes a conference speaker in the field of Consumer Protection Law, Civil Law and Economic Law. She also writes numerous books and publishes articles in nationally-accredited journals and proceedings of international conferences. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elycia Feronia Salim, S.H was born in Padang April 19, 1997. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at Padjadjaran University 2015-2019. She is a member of UNPAD lectures' researcher team and currently taking her Master of Notary education at Padjadjaran University. She has written and published books and articles in nationally-accredited journals. Email: email@example.com.
Levana Safira, S.H was born in Bandung February 11, 1998. She completed her bachelor degree from the Faculty of Law at Padjadjaran University Bandung 2015-2019. She is a member of UNPAD lectures' researcher team. She is continuing her Master of Notary education at Padjadjaran University. She has written and published books and articles in nationally-accredited journals.
Judiasih, Sonny D.; Rubiati, Betty; Yuanitasari, Deviana; Salim, Elycia F.; and Safira, Levana
"Efforts to Eradicate Child Marriage Practices in Indonesia: Towards Sustainable Development Goals,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 21:
6, Article 8.