A 10-year-old actress dons a wedding gown at an event organised by Amnesty International to denounce child marriage. Photo: AFPA 10-year-old actress dons a wedding gown at an event organised by Amnesty International to denounce child marriage. Photo: AFP
A 10-year-old actress dons a wedding gown at an event organised by Amnesty International to denounce child marriage. Photo: AFP

Indonesia raises minimum age for brides to 19 in bid to end child marriage

  • One in four girls in Indonesia is married before they turn 18, according to a 2016 report by the country’s statistics agency and Unicef
  • Girls were previously allowed to get married at 16, or younger – with no minimum age – if their parents requested it

Topic |   Indonesia
A 10-year-old actress dons a wedding gown at an event organised by Amnesty International to denounce child marriage. Photo: AFPA 10-year-old actress dons a wedding gown at an event organised by Amnesty International to denounce child marriage. Photo: AFP
A 10-year-old actress dons a wedding gown at an event organised by Amnesty International to denounce child marriage. Photo: AFP
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