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mary’s risk factors would be less due to the following :
individual factors: she would be having access to stronger support that help her keep her mental state in order.
her tolerance to violence would be as she will be more informed about how to react to violence
she would not be in a position to tolerate violence as she is well-educated and understands her rights and responsibilities
if she is employed, she has access to own property or credit which makes it easier for her to sustain herself and not depend on her husband for survival.
the community has a more progressive norm culture that looks down on violence against women, primitive norms that see women as lesser beings, and norms that encourage intimate partner violence.
society has structures that protect Mercy in the case of any violent act that is being experienced by Mercy.
society has policies in place that protect mercy in all areas of her life