7.6. Anak ‘Beranak’ Hilangnya Hak dan Identitas Sebagai Warga Negara: Praktik merariq Suku Sasak di Desa Surabaya Utara, Kabupaten Lombok Timur

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Reni Kartikawati (Universitas Indonesia)


The high number of child marriages in West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) is inseparable from the practice of 'elope' known as merariq in Sasak terms. This paper aims to look at the phenomenon of child marriage through merariq mechanisms that occur in girls as well as its implications on the lives of women in marriage. In particular, this paper analyzes the unequal bargaining position of women undergoing Sasak family life in the village of North Surabaya, District Sakra East, East Lombok, NTB. Overall the implications of this paper shows that the unequal bargaining position on the marriage of girls at Sasak widespread impact on economic dependency, until the occurrence of violence both verbal and physical or sexual in marriage. This paper explores the links between cultural practice merariq performed on the child's age (women) have an impact on the occurrence of cases of violence within their households. What kind of images and direct experience girl victims of child marriage through merariq mechanism will be explained in a research study using a qualitative approach through structured interviews and focus group discussions.

Keywords: child marriages, girls, marriage customs merariq, inequality relationships, violence