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Interview with Mies Grijns and Hoko Horii on Child Marriage in Indonesian newspaper ‘Jakarta Globe’

PhD candidates Mies Grijns and Hoko Horii were interviewed about their research on Child Marriage in Indonesia in the ‘Jakarta Globe’, a daily online English language newspaper in Indonesia.

Read the article: "Child Marriage: Empowerment, Education and Opportunity Crucial for Young Brides"

Mies Grijns (external PhD candidate at the Van Vollenhoven Institute) coordinates a research project on child marriage in Indonesia. Based on case-studies in rural West Java the project looks at how adolescents deal with marriage and what the gap between international and state law and social practices of child marriage means for them.

Hoko Horii (PhD candidate at the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Van Vollenhoven Institute) has been researching child marriage in Bali and West Java.

Mies Grijns and Hoko Horii, together with Sulistyowati Irianto and Pinky Saptandari, recently edited the book "Marrying Young in Indonesia: Voices, Laws and Practices"

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