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Reflect and discuss: Why prevention

1. Think about what you know about violence in Mercy’s story so far. Why is violence prevention important for Mercy’s community?

It is important to reduce the types of physical, emotional and sexual violence and its consequences in the health environment of women and their children, in addition to the fact that a low rate of violence in a community represents a higher quality of life.

2. Which activities could prevent violence against women in her community? Give one example of a violence prevention activity.

Awareness-raising activities on violence against women using tools such as the violent meter and the cycle of violence by Leonor Walker to make visible the patterns of violence, make visible that they are not isolated cases.
Also artistic activities where the facilitator guides them in making a painting that reflects a community without violence.