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JaneMukami
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    Gender inequality has enabled violence in Mercy’s life and community at large by:
    1. Denying mercy and other girls an opportunity to continue with education and realization and practice of their talents and hobbies
    2. Acceptance of wife beating in the community
    3. Domestic work undertaken by girls at the expense of their education
    4. Preparing girls for marriage and how to become good wives instead of giving them an opportunity to advance their education and career goals.
    5. Early marriages and transactional sex further disempowering girls and women

    Violence can worsen gender inequality in Mercy’s life by:
    1. Development of mental health problems such as depression leading her not to function properly in the community
    2. Development of physical health problems further affecting her contribution in the community
    3. Continuity of the violence cycle in her family. Her girls are also likely to experience violence in the marriage