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Langi Malamba
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The general normalization of violence in many forms, such as physical, sexual, economic etc was rife in Mercy’s community.
Prevention is very important because it is solution focused and creative to preempt future reoccurrences of episodes of violence. Properly thought through prevention programmes will have education and awareness for the affected survivors and the alleged perpetrators ; the supporters, collaborators and generalized others such as family members, church groups, community activists, clinic staff etc.
Prevention activities
Properly thought through prevention programmes will have education and awareness activities for the affected survivors (women and children) and the alleged perpetrators ; whistle blower activities for the supporters, collaborators and generalized others such as family members, church groups, community activists, clinic staff etc. Drama activities to simplify and demonstrate how VAW manifests and affect family life. Advocacy and social mobilization activities to lobby policy makers is also critical to ensure legal instruments are implemented in the best interest of survivors . The community successfully decreased high mortality rates due to cholera using community mobilization strategies and lobbied government in the water and sanitation sector to install toilets and portable water systems which completely eliminated cholera.