Homepage › Forums › Prevention Essentials Refresher Discussion Board › Session 4: Causes › Reflect and discuss: Risk factors and situational triggers in Mercy’s story › Reply To: Reflect and discuss: Risk factors and situational triggers in Mercy’s story
There are multiple risks that is experienced across level – agency and inter-personal level and also based on one’s gender – women like Mercy are at high risk, experience in their life time (Mercy witnessed his father beating her mother) and that violence as acceptable behaviour at family and community (believed to be a sign of love) at the level of Mercy husband at agency, he married at young age -pressure of looking after the family, and alcohol abuse also trigger violence. At inter-personal, friends also fuels violence to include lack of social support, poor communication skills that was experienced in Mercy and his husband life and violence was also viewed as acceptable a weapon to disciple wives. Relationship may also contribute to IPV e.g. women asking about how are financial resources are used, men’s failure to provide for the family, puts too much pressure on them and affect their ego.