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Vivian Efem-Bassey
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    The Church contributing towards grooming girls for marriage without encouraging them to advance their education, career, or business. All these, contribute towards the way girls and women are seen and termed unequal to boys and men. In Mercy’s community, the boys are allowed to play whatever sports they enjoy and are not held accountable for housework or prepared for marriage and fatherhood. The Church does not hold classes for them either.

    Boys and men grow up perceiving women as the lower sex and or second-class citizens who they can treat any how without consequences. This is part of the reasons Mercy’s husband could get her pregnant while she was still unaged, married her and would beat her anytime he felt like without resistance from her or interference by family or the community. It is normalized.