Albino (forced disappearance)
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Feminism in Mexico
Feb, 2019. Women’s march in Mexico City. In a country where every day 9 women and girls are murdered, thousands of women gathered to ask the government but also the society to end violence against women.
Chants were heard all over the march encouraging women to participate and asking men to stop the harassment culture: “¡No! que te dije que no. ¡Pendejo no! Mi cuerpo es mío, yo decido, tengo autonomía. Yo soy mía. ¡Porque no! ¡Que te dije que no!” .
Feb, 2019. Over 140 murdered women in Mexico in January. Preventive detention is just going to start being discussed in the chamber of deputies for femicides and sexual violence against minors, to do that they have to start by acknowledging and elevating these crimes as a serious felony.
Feb, 2019. Last month Giselle Garrido who was only 11 was murdered by a man who kidnapped her on broad daylight. Last year, Mexico leads the list of countries where underage people are most likely to become victims of violence, abuse, and murder.
Feb 2019. A woman contemplates the march.
Feb 2019. Women in Mexico have been criticized for painting and breaking monuments and bus stops during the protests. However, this has become also a trademark of the movement because people seem to worry more about a monument than a femicide.
The reality in Mexico is that a lot of those who commit the crime and don’t want to understand their implication are the clients of sex workers. Since its not a regulated industry it endangers thousands of people mostly girls and women, perpetuating the rape culture in the country through the objectification of our gender.
Sept, 2017. Flowers and candles were brought and put at the bottom of the Mexican flagpole in memory of Mara Castilla who was killed by Cabify driver who picked her from a bar in Cholula, Puebla.
2018. A woman holds a candle during a vigil for Mara Castilla. The last days I’ve been traveling by myself and reflecting on my place in this world. I feel so small and so big, so powerful and powerless. I have been told over and over by people who love me and people who I’ve just met that I can do this, I can carry on and be strong. I chose to listen to them and fight against everything and everyone that wants to make me feel less. Always take a stand.
Women during a march against police brutality in Mexico City. Jun 2020.
2017. The Adelitas were women who during the Mexican Revolution (1910) rose up in arms to fight in the war, most of them were peasants. Every year women dressed as Adelitas participate in the parade of "Cinco de Mayo" in Puebla, México.
2017. A soldier leads the parade of Cinco de Mayo holding the Mexican flag. The event holds the presence of the Mexican army since they commemorate an important battle in the country.
2019. Carmen Serdán remains are transported during a military ceremony in honor of the Serdán Siblings. Carmen was a fierce woman from Puebla that fought hard for her ideals, her participation during the Mexican Revolution was fundamental, and much of her work was done under a male nickname so she was able to carry it out.
Alejandra Rajal is a freelance documentary photographer based in Mexico.
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