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I will pay for the following article Gender Issues Surrounding Child Marriages in South Asia. The work is to be 7 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. Allowing young girls to get married earlier it stagnates their mental growth, affects their physical growth by bearing children before they have physically matured, and removes opportunities for education and work.2 In turn, these problems create gender-based issues such as economic marginalization, poor health care, high sexual health risks, encountering domestic violence through the male or his relatives, frequent abuses from males, and getting trapped in a cycle of poverty and dependence on men.34As such this marriage is prohibited by international treaties and countries due to the revocation of a basic right of free choice.5However, despite global initiatives in eradicating this practice and the passing of various treaties and bills that deems child marriage to be illegal, up to 46% of women in South Asia of the ages 20-24 reported to have been married at very young ages, with India alone having about 10 million child brides despite The 2006 Prohibition of Child Marriage Act.6With the strong influence of patriarchy in nearly all South Asian nations, it will take a lot of conscious effort by women, men, and higher authorities to gradually reduce the number of child marriages in this region, as well as in changing the traditional mindset of those who allow and continue to patronize such acts against human rights of children and especially females.The high prevalence of child marriages in South Asia has been sanctioned by the prevailing patriarchal societies which encompass rules and legislations of states and nations, and in turn is fueled by gaps and poor enforcement of anti-child marriage laws, poverty, illiteracy, natural disaster or conflicts.7In addition, the existence of personal laws in some Muslim countries affect how laws regarding forced marriages are imposed or sanctioned, wherein laws tied with marriage, inheritance, divorce, and custody are tried differently under Sharia law, allowing the perpetuation of child marriages as the Sharia laws deem&nbsp.fit.