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Trailblazing Women

This month we celebrate the legacy of International Women's day and Women's History Month by featuring remarkable women in the Haitian community. From Rep. Linda Dorcena Forrry and Carline Desire, a domestic violence advocate to Natasha Archer, a young doctor, Karen Keating Ansara philanthropist and Carla Prophete, an emerging high school star, these women embody the indomitable spirit of their fore-mothers in their own unique way.

We continue coverage of the courageous women in Haiti. Presidential candidate and scholar Mirlande Manigat might make history by becoming Haiti's first popularly elected female president. She would follow in the footsteps of Haiti's first woman president, Ertha Pascal-Trouillot, a Supreme Court judge whose extraordinary leadership helped pave the way for democracy in Haiti.

As for the women who are living out their lives in the insecure tent camps, besieged by sexual assault, forced evictions, and economic oppression, we stand with them. We will not stop telling their stories - even when the glare of the media spotlight shines far from their daily fight for survival.

All of these women inspire us. They inspire us to further our commitment to service - which ensures that our community will continue to thrive.