When you type on your keyboard the word "Feminicide",
the red dashes of the spell checker appear. A word that still sounds like a pipe dream, an unlisted fact, a societal misdemeanor. However, it is gangrene like an epidemic in many countries. An open wound with which women from all over the world must deal with daily.
According to the UN, there are 10 women killed every day in Mexico and more than 95% of cases of violence noted go unpunished. Fatima, Ingrid, Victoria… the list of victims is long and continues to generate a lot of ink in the Mexican national press. So I tried to illustrate these facts, through three different cases: That of Mayra Gonzalez struggling to do justice to her sister Gloria Cynthia Gonzalez murdered and exhumed to resolve judicial errors in the state of Mexico, the research of young women missing from Veracruz; and the evolution between the childhood to the feminist activists. This report therefore focuses on the duality that exists between what remains of those that disappear and the force that arises from them.
Following numerous errors during the investigation of the authorities, for the murder of Gloria Gonzalez in August 2016, marred by numerous negligence, errors and omissions, it is her sister Mayra Gonzalez who is seen in the obligation to to carry out an investigation by itself, in order to be able to do it justice.
The body was not fully returned by the authorities, on March 6, 2020 after several months of relentlessness, Mayra succeeded in having her sister's grave exhumed in order to be able to place the remains forgotten and found two years later.
LOOKING FOR THE MISSING
The civil collective "Familias Desaparicidos Orizaba - Córdoba" in the state of Veracruz, daily beatings to find the bodies of the missing in the false illegal communes of the region. Faced with the indolence of the local authorities, the civilians themselves do not. had no other choice but to survey the false clandestine and compose with the government, in order to find the body of the missing Having received several death threats, the collective is accompanied by the federal police to ensure their safety during the research.
Aracely Salcedo, leader of the collective is herself looking for her daughter Fernanda Ruby, 21 years old, missing since September 7th 2012.
On November 29th 2017, Kimberly Kristel Jalil Rosette aged from 17-year-old, went missing in Orizaba, Veracruz state. On January 31th 2018, her body was found by the Familias Desaparicidos Orizaba - Córdoba collective, in a false illegal commune in the Municipio de Ixtaczoquitlan.
A year later, Kim's mother kept her daughter's bedroom intact. She has set up a hotel there in her honor, where she comes to pray daily.
FROM CHILDHOOD TO ACTIVISM
Mitzy González and Belén Garcia, aged 18, grew up in Ecatepec, the so-called “capital of feminicides”. Seated in one of the few cafes at the foot of a cable car supposed to open up this poorly urbanized district in the north of Ecatepec, they tell how they deal with their environment. "No short skirts or tight clothes, no headphones in the street, always checking that you are not being followed, traveling in groups, never going out alone after 8 pm ...", they list.
After the kidnaping and murder of a friend of Mexican singer Vivir Quintana by a man in northern Mexico in Coahuila, the El Palomar collective was formed. It brings together more than sixty Latin American singers denouncing feminicides. Their goal is to give a way to those who have disappeared and those for whom live in fear of disappearing. Since March 8, 2019, the international day of women's rights, is the opportunity to bring together all the women of the country to prostitute against the many feminicides that overwhelm the country.