Can implement felony regulation to stop baby marriages: ministry

It’s a problem for all of us, however we must be persistent in educating residents to stop the recurrence of kid marriages

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Legal regulation enforcement can be utilized to handle the kid marriage subject although prevention will stay a precedence, the Deputy for Success of Kids’s Rights on the Ladies’s Empowerment and Baby Safety Ministry has mentioned.

“It’s a problem for all of us, however we must be persistent in educating residents to stop the recurrence of kid marriages,” Agustina Erni remarked in a press release issued right here on Monday.

She issued the assertion in response to a latest report a few baby marriage in Wajo district, South Sulawesi.

Two highschool college students from the district had been wed after their dad and mom insisted their marriage proceed regardless of the regional authority not issuing a allow for underage marriages.

“I hope we shall be attentive to this case to work collectively in unison to stop baby marriages that proceed to happen in Indonesia. Baby marriage brings detrimental results to the kid,” Erni mentioned.

She identified that the Wajo District Regulation No. 15 of 2014 on Baby Safety elucidates measures to stop and deal with baby marriage instances, underneath which cultural-based prevention measures by approaching native spiritual figures are important.

The authority can even improve the operate of the native baby marriage prevention process pressure established underneath the district head decree, she mentioned.

The official mentioned that if the wedding should proceed, then the bride and groom have to be supplied details about the significance of kid schooling, healthcare, and childcare preparation by the related authorities establishments.

The bride and groom’s dad and mom should additionally search a particular allow from the native authorities earlier than the wedding to make sure their kid’s rights aren’t violated, she added.

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