Sex Trafficking, Domestic Violence, And Sexual Abuse Essay

809 Words Dec 17th, 2015 4 Pages
Women across Latin America have been mistreated as a result of gender roles. Gender roles are created to organize a social hierarchy or norms between men and women. Women are often placed in a non authoritative position under men and are discriminated against as a result of these norms. In certain countries gender roles have created a serious problem between men and women. Gender roles in Latin America have undermined female education, and this has affected their involvement in labor and politics. Women who are educated show a higher job attainment rate than those who are uneducated, and because women in the work force are affected by government decision there is a higher rate of political participation by women who are working. Even though women are making their way up the political ladder they still struggle heavily with femicide. Femicide comes in many forms such as: sex trafficking, drug trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual abuse. Cultural literary works and research studies depict how violence against women in Latin America stems from gender roles that have been formed and reconstructed in Latin America.
Prayers for the Stolen is a story that follows the life of Ladydi Martinez from her childhood to adulthood while emphasizing the real everyday conflicts Latin American women face. Ladydi and her group of forgotten women live on the side of a mountain in a small village in Guerrero, Mexico. Guerrero is located in the middle of Mexico 's ongoing drug war right…

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