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June 10, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AOM-LAW-1

"Under Indonesian laws, girls can marry at the age of 16, and 19 for boys if parents give their consent but religious courts can grant permission for people to marry younger" (Para 5).
June 10, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AOM-DATA-1

"One in four girls marry before they turn 18 in Indonesia, according to the United Nations' children agency, UNICEF. On average over 3,500 Indonesian girls are married off every day" (Para 14).
June 10, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"A viral picture of a teenage couple trying to get married has sparked outrage in Indonesia and prompted the government to move towards a ban on child brides" (Para 1). "After the story of the young couple circulated, President Joko Widodo has agreed to sign a decree that would ban child marriage, a spokeswoman at the Women Empowerment and Child Protection Ministry told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. No other details were available immediately, but the spokeswoman said public dialogues on the matter would be held. The ministry has been pressing the government to raise the minimum age for marriage to 20 for girls, and 22 for boys" (Para 6-8). "'Child...more
June 10, 2018, 12:09 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: AOM-PRACTICE-1, NGOFW-DATA-1

"Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, is among 10 countries with the highest number of girls marrying before they turn 18, according to campaign group Girls Not Brides" (Para 4).
April 23, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: MARR-LAW-5

"Negative perceptions of polygamy stem in part from the fact that many men enter another marriage without the blessing of their existing wife or wives, which creates friction and often leads to divorce. They do this by arranging a nikah siri, or 'secret marriage', with a ceremony held in front of a Muslim cleric, rather than a legally sanctioned religious court. A woman entering such a polygamous relationship is commonly labelled a home wrecker. Zaeni says that at DPI’s one-day seminars, participants are coached in how to gain permission from their existing wife or wives, ensure each wife is fairly treated, and navigate the conflicts that can occur in a...more
April 23, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PW-LAW-1

"When it comes to polygamy and Indonesia, it’s a complicated relationship. Although the practice is legal in the Muslim-majority nation, there are restrictions on having more than one wife and it is widely frowned upon in society" (Para 1). "Under Indonesia’s marriage law, a Muslim man is only allowed to enter into a polygamous marriage if he has the consent of his first wife. Approval will only be given by a court if the applicant’s wife is proven to be 'unable to fulfil her duties' because she is terminally ill, disabled, or unable to bear children" (Para 9).
April 23, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-3

"Previous attempts in the country to promote a polygamous lifestyle – which some Muslim men regard as a sign of virtue – have met fierce opposition. In 2003, for example, protesters gathered to disrupt a 'Polygamy Awards' ceremony organised by Puspo Wardoyo, a well-known pro-polygamy activist, to honour men who had taken more than one wife. The uproar, with protesters waving 'Monogamy Yes, Polygamy No' placards, prevented the ceremony from being held again. In 2006, well-known cleric and businessman Abdullah Gymnastiar faced a public outcry after taking a second wife. His once loyal followers boycotted his television shows and businesses. He quickly lost his television contracts, and some of his...more
April 23, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

“'In Indonesia, not even one per cent of marriages are polygamous,' says Siti Ruhaini (Para 24).
April 23, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

"She says women’s rights activists have long been engaging with different stakeholders to educate the Indonesian public about the facts of polygamy. 'Years ago, at the Women’s Crisis Centre, we actually started a pro-monogamy movement, working with the sultan of Yogyakarta, Sultan Hamengkubuwono X, who is the only Javanese ruler not to practice polygamy,' Siti Ruhaini says. 'Perhaps it’s time for us to start another pro-monogamy movement'" (Para 32-33).
April 10, 2018, 11:10 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATC-DATA-6

According to the Institute of Inclusive Security, Indonesia launched their national action plan in 2014 and it expires in 2019 (MB-Coder Comment).
March 29, 2018, 10:36 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PW-DATA-1

According to a 2015-16 DHS survey of Indonesia, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 0.7%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 0.7%. According to a 2007 DHS survey of Indonesia, the percentage of men who were married and had two or more wives was 0.6%. The percentage of married or in union men aged 15-49 who had two or more wives was 0.6%. This information was compiled by Professor Andrea Den Boer.
March 27, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3, ERBG-LAW-2

"New York based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo to order the chiefs of the National Police and Indonesian Military (TNI) to immediately ban virginity testing for female applicants, saying the practice is a form of gender based violence. The decades old practice that includes a 'two-finger' test to determine whether a female applicant’s hymen is intact was degrading and discriminatory, as well as harming women’s equal access to job opportunities, HRW women’s rights advocacy director Nisha Varia said" (para 1-2). "Despite criticism from human rights campaigners, security forces continue to impose the test, classified as psychological examinations, on the grounds that the virginity...more
March 27, 2018, 8:23 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DSFMF-PRACTICE-4

"New York based rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo to order the chiefs of the National Police and Indonesian Military (TNI) to immediately ban virginity testing for female applicants, saying the practice is a form of gender based violence" (para 1).
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:04 p.m.
Countries: Congo, Indonesia, Vietnam
Variables: LO-DATA-3

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 8% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Countries: Congo, Indonesia, Vietnam
Variables: LO-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 7, in 2012, about 8% of land was owned by women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those age 15 and older, 41.4% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15% of those employed by industry were women, and 43.5% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those age 15 and older, 41.4% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15% of those employed by industry were women, and 43.5% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those age 15 and older, 41.4% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15% of those employed by industry were women, and 43.5% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5:42 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Table 2, in 2007, for those age 15 and older, 41.4% of those employed in agriculture were women, 15% of those employed by industry were women, and 43.5% of those employed by services were women (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 5 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-5

According to Figure 1, about 41% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 16% by the industry sector, and about 43% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 6, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

According to Figure 1, about 41% of economically active women are employed by the agricultural sector, about 16% by the industry sector, and about 43% by the services sector (ENB-Coder Comment)
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:17 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: DLB-DATA-1

"Other members of the household (especially girls and the elderly) may be recruited to undertake a greater part of the housework as women benefiting from a microcredit program spend more time on their businesses. This is illustrated by a survey of 121 women benefiting from the Small Farmers Development Program (SFDP)—launched by the Government of Indonesia in the early 1990s—when their answers were compared to those of a control group of 94 women. The responses showed that the program, which targeted not only women in poor agricultural families but also those active in fishing, home industry, and trading, allowed women beneficiaries to command more contributions from other members of the...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Other members of the household (especially girls and the elderly) may be recruited to undertake a greater part of the housework as women benefiting from a microcredit program spend more time on their businesses. This is illustrated by a survey of 121 women benefiting from the Small Farmers Development Program (SFDP)—launched by the Government of Indonesia in the early 1990s—when their answers were compared to those of a control group of 94 women. The responses showed that the program, which targeted not only women in poor agricultural families but also those active in fishing, home industry, and trading, allowed women beneficiaries to command more contributions from other members of the...more
Dec. 5, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: LO-LAW-1

"Other members of the household (especially girls and the elderly) may be recruited to undertake a greater part of the housework as women benefiting from a microcredit program spend more time on their businesses. This is illustrated by a survey of 121 women benefiting from the Small Farmers Development Program (SFDP)—launched by the Government of Indonesia in the early 1990s—when their answers were compared to those of a control group of 94 women. The responses showed that the program, which targeted not only women in poor agricultural families but also those active in fishing, home industry, and trading, allowed women beneficiaries to command more contributions from other members of the...more
Nov. 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Countries: Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Cuba, Fiji, Finland, Georgia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lesotho, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

According to AgeOfConsent's data, the legal age of consent is 16 (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
Nov. 29, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

"Other members of the household (especially girls and the elderly) may be recruited to undertake a greater part of the housework as women benefiting from a microcredit program spend more time on their businesses. This is illustrated by a survey of 121 women benefiting from the Small Farmers Development Program (SFDP)—launched by the Government of Indonesia in the early 1990s—when their answers were compared to those of a control group of 94 women. The responses showed that the program, which targeted not only women in poor agricultural families but also those active in fishing, home industry, and trading, allowed women beneficiaries to command more contributions from other members of the...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 3:41 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: NGOFW-DATA-1

"Other members of the household (especially girls and the elderly) may be recruited to undertake a greater part of the housework as women benefiting from a microcredit program spend more time on their businesses. This is illustrated by a survey of 121 women benefiting from the Small Farmers Development Program (SFDP)—launched by the Government of Indonesia in the early 1990s—when their answers were compared to those of a control group of 94 women. The responses showed that the program, which targeted not only women in poor agricultural families but also those active in fishing, home industry, and trading, allowed women beneficiaries to command more contributions from other members of the...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: PPWA-DATA-1

"A survey of households in rural Java, Indonesia revealed significant nutritional effects in 1997–1998. Mothers were found to buffer children’s caloric intake, resulting in increased maternal wasting. Reductions in consumption of high-quality food increased the prevalence of anemia in both mothers and children. The effects of maternal undernutrition were particularly severe for babies conceived and weaned during the crisis (Block et al. 2004)"(14).."In both Thailand and Indonesia, food prices increased significantly in 1997–1999. In Thailand, no significant nutritional outcomes were detected except for a reported increase in the incidence of anaemia in pregnant women. Indonesia, however, evidenced increased prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies (especially vitamin A) in children and women of...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:54 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: CIWM-PRACTICE-1, CIWM-DATA-1

"A survey of households in rural Java, Indonesia revealed significant nutritional effects in 1997–1998. Mothers were found to buffer children’s caloric intake, resulting in increased maternal wasting. Reductions in consumption of high-quality food increased the prevalence of anemia in both mothers and children. The effects of maternal undernutrition were particularly severe for babies conceived and weaned during the crisis (Block et al. 2004)"(14)."In both Thailand and Indonesia, food prices increased significantly in 1997–1999. In Thailand, no significant nutritional outcomes were detected except for a reported increase in the incidence of anaemia in pregnant women. Indonesia, however, evidenced increased prevalence of micronutrient deficiencies (especially vitamin A) in children and women of...more
Nov. 29, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"The effects on food security of an economic crisis have been well documented in Asia following the 1997–1999 financial crisis in that region. Reviewing the literature on its nutritional impacts, Bhutta et al. (2009) found that in Indonesia the financial crisis led to an increase in infant mortality of about 14 percentage points"(14)