Indonesia: the young brides of West Sulawesi

Countless small villages dot the western coastline of Sulawesi Island. Rows of rumah panggung (traditional houses) are set between pristine beaches and thick, rolling jungle. It looks like paradise. But these communities are the scene of a silent crisis. Child marriage is prevalent across West Sulawesi. The province has the highest rate of girls married at 15 years or younger in Indonesia. Read more about the prevalence of child marriage in this region here:

http://www.girlsnotbrides.org/girls-voices/stolen-childhoods-young-brides-west-sulawesi/?utm_source=Child+marriage+in+the+News+-+Girls+Not+Brides&utm_campaign=3f082b20cf-CM_in_the_news_03_09_169_2_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c21d02558c-3f082b20cf-397922041

1 Comment

  1. Peter says:

    Education is the key to solve this.
    All children should at least have SMP, but SMA would be much better.
    Indonesia if you have some money to spend.
    Please spend it on EDUCATION!

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