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    Gender inequality in Mercy’s life and community has normalized that husbands have the power to beat their wives, have economic control over their family members, and women and girls don’t need much education, instead, they have to deliver babies and work in the domestic arena. The women themselves as caregivers of the babies also reproduce the socialized gendered norms and hand them over to their generations, worsening the gender inequities and reinforcing VAW.
    With violence experienced, Mercy understands gender inequalities are the norms and will follow them and raise her children with gendered bias, exposing her daughters or female family members or other women in society into more vulnerability.