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


    Looking at Mercy’s’ Story, the community waits for something to happen and then responds, in relation to Violence against women Prevention is key as this will help Mercys’ Community to address the underlying structural causes i.e. discriminatory rules, laws, traditions, and customs that give men excess power, as well as misogynistic language that will continue to cause violence in the community.

    To reduce on the lifelong consequences like significant physical, psychological and emotional harm as well as the risk and protective factors, associated with violence for instance Peer and social risk factors include involvement in social rejection by peers. Other factors often overlooked are settings in which social relationships occur, such as families and neighborhoods and characteristics of these settings can increase or decrease the risk of violence in the future.