first_imgLOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Experts and the nation’s child protection agency are urging the government to prevent a spike in child marriages during the COVID-19 health crisis, which they fear could exacerbate the problem.The director of the University of Indonesia’s Child Protection and Wellbeing Center (Puskapa), Santi Kusumaningrum, said the pandemic had “multiplied preexisting vulnerabilities”, including the issues of poverty, school dropouts and unplanned pregnancies that have driven child marriages in the past.“With life difficulties increasing and schools being closed, you can imagine that various risk factors are becoming more and more [present] around children,” she told The Jakarta Post.Limited social opportunities due to the pandemic could also make young girls see marriage as a “way out” without understanding the risks of child marriages, she ad… Linkedin Facebook Forgot Password ? Topics : Log in with your social account Google child-marriage #COVID19 #ChildMarriage COVID-19 ChildMarriagelast_img

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