Legally, according to Law No. 16 of 2019, the minimum age for marriage for women in Indonesia is 19 years. However, in practice, cases of early marriage still often arise for various reasons. One reason that often appears is economic reasons. Few parents who have lost their income due to the COVID-19 pandemic believed that marrying off their children as early as possible would ease the burden on the family. This logic has triggered an increasing trend of applications for marriage dispensation involving children.
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) symbolically sends off students who will participate in community service and educational practice programs. The students received assignments in various schools, institutions, and villages. "Currently, UNY sends students through various community service schemes. For general community service, we send students to 5 regencies and cities in Yogyakarta and eight regencies in Central Java. We also have community service based on student domicile that allows students to run community service in their respective hometowns, such as Jakarta.
Applying the ecoprint technique to fabrics can produce a pattern of distinctive shapes and colors according to the natural materials used. We can create patterns and textures very similar to the original with the proper methods. The colors that emerge from this coloring process are usually natural and soft. In the long term, the ecoprint technique is claimed to be more environmentally friendly when compared to conventional coloring techniques.
Having good reproductive health is a fundamental right of every person. Therefore, various dissemination efforts need to be encouraged. This reason is the basis for the Research Group Team (RG) of UNY lecturers to carry out community service in Keputran village, Klaten, on 26 June 2022. The team chose Keputran village because this village is one of the villages with a high target of family planning acceptors with the number of couples of childbearing age which is quite a lot.
Campus Teaching activities are part of the Merdeka Campus program, which provides learning opportunities and self-development outside the classroom. This activity involves university students becoming teachers, and selected students will be placed in elementary schools in need. One of the UNY students who could participate was Aisyatunnisai Tawakal. The physics education student at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences UNY was assigned at SDN Danupan Temanggung, Central Java.
UNY supports students to participate in various empowerment programs that impact society. One of these supports is provided for UNY students who participate in the "Young Warrior Program" managed by the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology and the Ministry of Religious Affairs. The program attracted 5,140 students from various universities who were deployed to the community to learn about social problems up close and work to solve poverty problems in 514 districts/cities across Indonesia.
Household waste is one of the most crucial problems nowadays. In big cities, waste is a significant problem that is still difficult to solve. Based on the type of waste itself, it is divided into two parts: organic waste, which can be decomposed with the help of micro-organisms, and inorganic waste, which cannot be decomposed naturally. The problem of waste in urban areas is an issue that is still considered very important to study about its solution. We need technology to help the community manage waste, especially plastic waste.
The UNY MIPA Scientific Study Group (KSI MIST) strengthens the development of village empowerment in Tambakromo Gunungkidul. Through the Village Empowerment Development Program (P3D) scheme, UNY students have carried out a series of programs that will take place from August to November 2021. This activity involves the Tabakromo youth group, housewives, art activists, and cultural assistants.