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    Gender inequality makes perpetuates Violence Against Women, in Mercy’s community, girls are not allowed to engage in plays thereby limiting socialization, and physical exercise because they are girls and therefore thought of as mere caregivers, this limits their options, even if there is a possibility of them finishing school.
    Inequality also prioritizes the education of Boys to girls’ school and therefore puts them in a place where they can earn a better living leaving women in a place of poverty which is an enabling factor for different types of violence, from physical, sexual, and economic to emotional.

    It makes mercy and her community condones violence against women as a way of enforcing decisions on women. Mercy believes that she must teach her daughter how to be a good wife and mother as an alternative knowing women and girls’ roles are to attend to children, cook food, and go to market.