Juntas Somos Todas
Since the beginning of the year (in just a little over two months) there have been 24 femicides in Oaxaca, and a total of 267 in all of México. Women are tired of living in fear, but the government continues to show indifference. Public outrage after the gruesome murders of a young woman and a 7-year-old girl led to the organization of a two-day national protest: first taking to the streets and then a day of silence, a paro nacional, to show the importance of women in society and the economy.
On March 8th, International Women's Day, women filled the streets of cities throughout Mexico demanding systemic change and justice for gender violence. On March 9th, they disappeared, as well.
Protestas de las mujeres frente al machismo y el feminicidio.
Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico
8 Marzo 2020
Before marching through the streets to demand justice and change, thousands of women gathered in front of the cemetery in Oaxaca to make an altar for missing and murdered compañeras.
As the march advanced, the city was plastered with public denunciations of violators in the region, graffiti, and art.