Breaking The Cycle Of Child Marriage And Poverty

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Breaking the cycle of Child Marriage and Poverty
How will eliminating child marriage be more beneficial to societies in South Asia?
Sweta Patel

Breaking the cycle of Child Marriage and Poverty
How will eliminating child marriage be more beneficial to societies in South Asia?

Reducing the numbers of child marriage will allow impoverished South Asian communities to thrive. Child marriages often lead to the spread of HIV, infections, and increased sexual and domestic violence in South Asian societies. Most importantly, child marriage disempowers women in underdeveloped countries and hinders further education. Child marriage often means that girls cease further education and are expected to take on new family responsibilities as a housewife. Avoiding child marriage will allow young boys and girls to become more educated, it will allow for more doctors and civilized workers that will help South Asian societies progress and thrive. Eradicating child marriage and replacing it with education will pull South Asian communities out of impoverishment. The practice of child marriage in South Asia became popular during the medieval period. Child marriage prevented young girls from getting raped, it settled debt and “strengthened alliances in kingdoms and in politics” (Bhandarkar, 1893). The practice still continues in many South Asian communities, however the reasons differ from the medieval period. A young bride is favored in current South

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