The situation of women in Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB) Province, especially considering the low number of registered marriages, is quite alarming. Due to cultural and economic reasons most people are married in front of religious clerics only, whereas they are supposed to register the marriage to the authorities and obtain a certificate. The absence of a marriage certificate often causes more harm to the wife and the children. It puts the wife in uncertainty if something goes wrong, i.e. the husband passes away, divorce, or polygamy. It hinders the child’s rights fulfilment too because he or she will be deemed a child born out of wedlock that only has the civil legal relationship with the mother.
The Constitutional Court decided in 2012 to overrule a verse of the marriage law on children born out of wedlock who shall have the equal civil legal relationship to both parents. Nevertheless, there’s still much more to do to realize both: the rights of the children and of women equally and to support the marriage law reform process. More
Rund 33 Prozent aller Kinder werden in Indonesien nicht registriert. Vor allem in ländlichen Gebieten ist der allgemeine Kenntnisstand der Bevölkerung hinsichtlich des persönlichen Nutzens von Personenstands- sowie Einwohnermeldedaten gering. Die deutsche staatliche Entwicklungszusammenarbeit unterstützt daher bereits seit 2003 eine ganzheitliche Reform des indonesischen Einwohnerwesens. Mehr