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Haitian Women in History Women in Hati have been for a long time silenced Their heroic acts during slavery and for the independence of Hati have not been acknowledged The women of Hati have been and still are making a huge impact on society and on how their state is constructed They have long fought for their right and created womens movements Their bodies were controlled and violated Rape and torture was use as a way to intimidate the women and also to make them pay for action made by people other than them My paper will analyse the way women where portrayed and the important role these Hatian women played especially during and after the Duvalierist regime I will talk about the way in which they where reduced to inferior in their status and also about the violence that they were subject to paying a particular attention to the rape of women I will also take a look at the emergence of the many womens movements in Hati and the ones started by Hatians in Canada or the United States Finally I will look at women writers and their role My attention will be focus on two novels by Edwidge Danticat Krik Krak and Breath Eyes Memory This paper will try to show how women reclaimed their identity and their right to all be different Women in Haiti have always played an important role in its history They fiercely fought along side with men to free Haiti and stop slavery However even after they had won the battle for independence women were still seen as inferior and all their efforts forgotten President Dessalines Independence Constitution of 1805 provided in article 9 that no one I worthy of being a Haitian if he is not a good father a good son a good husband and above all a good soldier Here we see how women were not seen as worthy of being
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