Indonesia set to raise legal marriage age | Indonesia News | Al Jazeera

Indonesia set to raise legal marriage age

Government aims to stop trend of young people marrying in country where teenagers commonly tie the knot.

    Getting married at the age of 14 or 15 is not uncommon for girls in Indonesia. Often their parents force them to marry as early as possible.

    According to a family planning agency, more than 40 percent of the girls marry between the ages of 15 and 19.

    But it is a trend the Indonesian government is trying to stop with plans to raise the legal age for marriage.

    Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from Jakarta.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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