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Joan Lanyero
Participant

Gender inequality reinforces VAW in the following ways;
1. The boys being valued than the girls e.g playing football while girls are cooking, going to school while girls stay at home, girls being looked at as liability in the sense that they are married off and will give birth. This compromises and automatically demeans the girls while placing the boys at a higher level in getting good jobs like being a doctor and thus earning better than girls if at all they get a job!! This therefore reinforces VAW like economic violence as you are denied education, better income, emotional as you keep comparing and wonder what life would be like.
2. At community level – the socialization of patriarchy, boys and men looked at as the ones who are vital affects the way community looks at this as normal and okay and thus perpetuates VAW e.g women are beaten and nothing is done about it.