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Pantaleon Shoki
Participant

In what ways does gender inequality enable violence in Mercy’s life and community?
Gender inequality is cited as a key determinant or factor that underpins violence against women. Traditional beliefs are showing that girls are not supposed to go to school but instead wait for getting married and bear children, while boys are allowed to go to school and play as opposed to girls. In Mercy’s life and community, gender inequality enables violence in education where no girls could study up to secondary saying that school is not important, which is essentially gender-based violence, which is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world.

In what ways could violence worsen gender inequalities in her life?
There is a range of factors that, while they do not drive violence on their own, can contribute to violence against women or make it worse. Bur when there are no policies that address gender inequalities, then violence could worsen gender inequalities in Mercy’s life through beatings by her husband Clinton.