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Marthe UFITINEMA
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In Mercy’s life and community, gender inequality enable violence in education where no girls could study up to secondary saying that school is not important for them due to the fact that they marry and bear children; in entertainment where no girls could do sports; in house duties where only girls could help their mother and take care of younger siblings.
Violence worsens gender inequalities in Mercy’s life. She hopes her daughter will have different opportunities than she had but because they did not have enough money to send all of the children to school, Mercy believes that she must teach her daughter how to be a good wife and mother. Mercy did not be able to fight for her daughter attending the school like her brothers(dominant masculinity).