It’s time to break the silence on child marriage in Indonesia

Child marriage is a national crisis in Indonesia that continues to receive little attention both domestically and globally, despite the country having the seventh-highest number of child brides in the world. This reality has become even more stark in light of a recent report launched by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) which shows that rather than the number of child brides decreasing, which would keep the country’s progress on the issue in line with many of its neighbors, the numbers have actually plateaued.