International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law

Research Article

EMPOWERMENT OF EXTENDED FAMILY AND LOCAL INSTITUTION TO PREVENT DIVORCE

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2281063,
        author={fachrina fachrina and Maihasni Maihasni and Sri Meiyenti},
        title={EMPOWERMENT OF EXTENDED FAMILY AND LOCAL INSTITUTION TO PREVENT DIVORCE},
        proceedings={International Conference on Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics and Law},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICONSHEL},
        year={2019},
        month={3},
        keywords={empowerment extended family local institution divorce prevention},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2281063}
    }
    
  • fachrina fachrina
    Maihasni Maihasni
    Sri Meiyenti
    Year: 2019
    EMPOWERMENT OF EXTENDED FAMILY AND LOCAL INSTITUTION TO PREVENT DIVORCE
    ICONSHEL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-9-2018.2281063
fachrina fachrina,*, Maihasni Maihasni1, Sri Meiyenti1
  • 1: Department of Sociology Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Universitas Andalas, Padang, Indonesia
*Contact email: fachrina_tanjung@yahoo.com

Abstract

Abstract. The rise of divorce in society need to be analyzed and addressed properly. In-depth research in regards to prevention effort to develop a model of a divorce prevention strategy needs to be done to avoid widespread negative impacts in the community as it may weaken the social resilience of the community. Participatory approaches can solve it by empowering various elements within the local community (local institutions). Previous preliminary studies [1], it is known that the extended family and local institutions have the potential to prevent divorce. The Minangkabau community with the Matrilineal kinship system ideally provides immense space for extended families to play a role in various aspects of life. However, the role of extended families such as the existence of parents, in-laws, and mamak relatively not utilized functionally. Likewise with the existence of local institutions that exist in society, among others; LKAAM (Lembaga Kerapatan Adat Alam Minangkabau) or KAN (Kerapatan Adat Nagari) at Nagari level, and LPM (Lembaga Perberdayaan Masyarakat) and other formal institutions such as Majelis Taklim and Bundo Kanduang. For that purpose, this research is to develop efforts that can be done to empower the extended family and local institutions in preventing and solving the rampant divorce.