The causes of the problems mentioned above are complex, but are often related to poverty and a lack of education of girls. Also, girls in Asia are considered inferior to boys, therefore they don't learn to stand up for themselves and make their own decisions. On top of that, religious and conservative movements are becoming more and more influential in Asia. They undo the successes that governments achieve in making children sexually empowered.
Apart from that, many Asian countries still have to get their legislation right to fight sexual abuse and tackle other problems, or have difficulties applying them because of a lack of knowledge, staff or money. Many girls suffer huge consequences of for instance sexual violence or an early marriage. They suffer both physically and mentally. Because these subjects are still very much taboo in Asia, often the girls do not seek help.