March 9, 2020 — A massive march to protest femicide and other forms of violence against women, took to the streets of Mexico city on March 8, International Women’s Day. This march, which the media has characterized as “unprecedented” was the prelude to a national women’s walk-out on March 9. Each and every day, around ten women are assassinated in Mexico, and at least one of those victimas is younger than 17 years old. These dire statistics on femicide motivated the marches and the national women’s strike, which is estimated to include the participation of 36.4 million women.
Just a few days prior to the march, noted Mexican women journalists and artists created this video to show how deeply that daily experience of “machista” violence has permeated daily life, and making the connection between that normalized violence and femicide. View here (subtitled).