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Here, the social norms as well as roles and responsibilities at community level enable violence in Mercy’s life because women are seen as care takers whilst their male counterparts are seen as breadwinners and should be awarded good opportunities, such as education for example. Now, women are seen as inferior to men and can be treated anyhow. This therefore becomes a norm in the community and it is embedded in cultural and religious beliefs.
Mercy would be unable to voice out her issues related to abuse/violence. It shows that women do not have a voice and cannot speak out for themselves and against their abusers. This would worsen gender inequalities on all levels.