Government to enlist clerics in fight against child marriage in Indonesia

The government has decided to seek unlikely allies in its struggle to end child marriage: religious leaders, the group of people who have long been accused of stymieing such efforts. For years, religious leaders have perpetuated the practice of child marriage as they tend to have a narrow view of sexuality and marriage, according to the Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry. The ministry said it was now time to turn them into allies. Read more here:

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