Voices of Women In Haiti

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Kourtney O'Henry April 7, 2014

The Voice of Women In Haiti

For a long period of time, women struggled to find a voice. History has shown that women had to overcome difficult tasks and obstacles in order to get to where they are today. The problem is that even today, women are still suffering from oppression. Whether they are domesticated, employed, wealthy, or poor, women have always been a few steps behind from men and they are still fighting for equality. In fact, women across the globe are still having trouble finding their own voices. One of the most volatile countries where women were constantly having trouble being heard and still are today is Haiti. Haiti is well known for the most unfortunate consequences such as their lack of healthcare and educational opportunities, corrupt government, and unspeakable tragedies. Apparently, the struggle of Haitian women finding a voice blends into the category of these situations.

However, as Americans, women across the country have achieved so much. From beginning the movement in the late 1700's to passing the amendment of female equality in the early 1900s, women came a long way. Thanks to the historical female figures, women across the American nation currently have the same equal rights as men and that they feel more liberal to use their voices whenever it is necessary. This also proves that all women have a voice. However, there are certain barriers that women have a hard time crossing, because most of the time, men prevent them from doing so. For generations, Haitian women have been suffering in so many unimaginable ways.

One would say that the Haitian women faced the most challenges. Even today, the Haitian women everywhere are having a hard time expressing their individuality. "Women are caught like this, too, by networks of...