Reply To: Reflect and discuss: Why prevention in Mercy’s story

Catherine Menganyi

    I noted that the community supported IPV and that it was normalized. Mercy was undergoing physical violence, and she could not raise an alarm because it was believed it was normal for a husband to beat his wife. She is walking with her young girls because the community does not take seriously issues to do with VAC, like sexual violence. Economic violence comes out so well, but she does not even understand that what she is going through is wrong. With all this violence taking place and some of the consequences known, it is important to build structures and interventions that will help in the prevention of all this.