Reply To: Reflect and discuss: Why prevention in Mercy’s story

Pantaleon Shoki

    Think about what you know about violence in Mercy’s story so far. Why is violence prevention important for Mercy’s community?

    Prevention of violence is important for Mercy’s community because it will address core issues related to incidences of violence in the community. This will change behaviors and habits, leading to reducing if not eliminating the perpetrators in the community, hence reducing the acts of violence.

    Which activities could prevent violence against women in her community? Give one example of a violence prevention activity.

    Behavior changes and related habits are vital activities that could transform the community towards preventing violence against women in her community. Such activities include working closely with the government, civil society organizations, and other policy-focused interventions that will result in eliminating violence.