The feminicide crisis in Mexico

"Before murdering my daughter, they murdered many more. And what were we all doing?" This is a mother's cry of outrage against feminicides in Mexico, where at least 10 women were murdered every day in 2019.

Feminicide in Mexico

We’ve broken our silence. And we’re no longer going to allow you to make a spectacle out of our pain” -Yesenia Zamundio

UN Women reported that in 2019, the average number of women murdered daily in Mexico was 10. Recently, the murders of 25-year-old Ingrid Escamilla and 7-year-old Fátima Cecilia Aldrighett Antón have sparked protests across the country as women protest this atrocity against young women. A Mexican 2012 law states that investigations of females’ violent deaths must include “gender perspective” to rule whether they are femicides. However, many cases are not ruled as this special class of homicide with tougher penalties.

“The Mexican justice system isn’t looking for real alternatives that would allow them to face this problem rapidly, where the response matches the number of femicides we’re seeing and the number of complaints when it comes to gender violence in Mexico… The truth is that the judicial system in Mexico hasn’t been trained, isn’t prepared and isn’t currently being trained to face femicides. It’s despicable, I think that all the women’s demonstrations, all the women’s collectives, civil society and many people within the institutions, people working in and outside them are outraged, we’re very frustrated and angry because we’re not getting a real response from the authorities to face this very serious problem we have in Mexico,” Amy Lira, head of victim accompaniment in Casa Mandarina told Brut.

Maria's Maps

While Mexico may not recognize a majority of femicides as such, Maria Salguero has created a map of Mexican femicides reported by the press. Her map shows 3,825 killings in 2019. The official number of femicides reported by the government is almost four times less than that reported number. While less than five percent of these murders are ever solved, Salguero hopes that by keeping the government honest with the number and confronting them through protest that eventually, the silent number one killer of women will be recognized and prevented in the future.


02/28/2020 2:59 PMupdated: 03/02/2020 8:58 PM


  • Arlem L.
    05/04/2020 07:01

    So sad !! 🕊️❣️

  • Mary C.
    03/19/2020 18:30


  • Raymond A.
    03/11/2020 02:33

    Sounds like corruption in your government. Why are police and detectives doing. That way to many women getting killed one in to much at least 20 a day. Someone is not doing their job. I pray they figure this out and help those women before more are killed.

  • Martha P.
    03/10/2020 09:06

    This is just an excuse to be violent 😠 against all men and women who does not think like her. 👎 This people is payed by a political group who is not agree with the new ideas from the actual president. has been the FIRST AND ONLY president who is trying to bring PEACE to the whole country. Because all lives matter! 👪 Women 👩, men 👱💂👷👮👳👲, children and animals. 👵👴 👶👬👭👫💏💑🙇✌

  • Jose J.
    03/10/2020 00:39 culpa es suya por no educar y enseñar valores asus hijos solo le pregunto que dia se sento y le pregunto asu hija como iba en la ESC ho salio con ella al cine

  • Gary W.
    03/09/2020 16:09

    What about the pruieto mareno .women

  • Gary W.
    03/09/2020 16:07

    Arm yourself aginst tyranny foriegn and abroad. viva lucha por la libertad

  • D.j. S.
    03/09/2020 13:38

    they are using her as a tool to push their agenda... otherwise she gets no mic or audience. an just becomes a grieving mom who has to bury her child... but they said we can use her

  • Mae M.
    03/09/2020 10:40

    Then they need to start murdering men, SIMPLE! The govt is & always will be corrupt especially that the cartel has learned to overpower them & use intimidation tactics.

  • Joe M.
    03/09/2020 09:39

    All Yall Women Need To Over Through Your Government!!!

  • Rik L.
    03/09/2020 04:58

    This is the main reason I wont vote for most Democrats . Bloomberg is against the 2nd Amd. The CITIZENS of Mexico are defenseless.

  • Yovani V.
    03/09/2020 01:20


  • Michael P.
    03/08/2020 19:34

    What would be the reason for killing these women?

  • Maria S.
    03/07/2020 19:01

    God bless all of you stay strong.

  • Violeta D.
    03/06/2020 19:29

    Anyone from anywhere in the world can go to Mexico and kill & get away with is a sad truth 😭

  • Charles T.
    03/05/2020 18:00

    The men over there must be gay . Save and protect all females all over the world 🙏🙏🙌💯 percent.

  • Dominic F.
    03/04/2020 15:20

    God bless them prayers

  • Tony G.
    03/04/2020 14:12

    Stand up and be accounted for

  • K-lee E.
    03/03/2020 11:39

    Speak up..... Hope you get justice....

  • Lopez J.
    03/02/2020 23:15

    Bla bla bla bla bla

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