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In Indonesia, ‘Bride Kidnapping’ Tradition Fuels Child Marriage Despite New Ban

In Indonesia, ‘Bride Kidnapping’ Tradition Fuels Child Marriage Despite New Ban

Fifteen minutes into their first date, Indonesian teenager Helma Yani received a marriage proposal from a boy she had just met. He spirited her away to a relative’s house and a month later, at age 17, they were married. Yani is one of nearly 1.5 million child brides in Muslim-majority Indonesia, which has the world’s […]