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MADINA YUNIS MAHAT
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    Gender inequality in Mercy’s life manifests through restricted opportunities, assigned caregiving roles, educational inequality, economic dependence, and community norms. These factors not only enable violence but also contribute to the perpetuation of gender inequalities in a reinforcing cycle. The community’s acceptance and enforcement of these gender norms contribute to a culture that perpetuates gender inequality. On the other hand, Violence can lead to long-lasting psychological effects, undermining Mercy’s confidence, self-esteem, and mental well-being. This can reinforce gender stereotypes and contribute to a sense of inferiority. Experience of violence also limits Mercy’s ability to make independent decisions, trapping her in traditional gender roles. Fear and control associated with violence can restrict her agency, reinforcing power imbalances.