Increasing the awareness of different types of VAW among the community members via 16 days of activism campaign is an example of a violence prevention activity. It will be in universal prevention in the prevention-to-response continuum.
In regard to Mercy’s Community, I would place the prevention program activities under universal prevention because Mercy’s’ community needs to understand the root causes of Gender-based violence rather than focusing only on response to survivors which keeps recurring in their community.
The Prevention program will therefore target an entire population, community, or group regardless of whether program participants have experienced or used violence or of their individual or family risk status.
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