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Pantaleon Shoki
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Think about the prevention activity you brainstormed in the Why prevention topic. Where would you place this activity on the prevention-to-response continuum (universal prevention, selective prevention, mitigation, or response)? Why would you place it there?

This is universal prevention as it seeks to address changes in behavior and related habits that are vital for transforming the community towards the prevention of violence against women. Such activities include working closely with the government, civil society organizations, and other policy-focused interventions that will result in eliminating violence.
Such universal activities 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.