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Alex Enock
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    Denying girls and women equal opportunities in education and social engagements reinforces discriminatory attitudes and stereotypes, encouraging submissiveness in girls. It restricts their career options and normalizes domestic violence.

    Restricting Mercy’s access to equal decision-making power regarding family resources and educational choices for her children, particularly her daughter Angel, along with an unequal division of family responsibilities, results in burdensome unpaid care work. This imbalance causes mental stress and physical fatigue.