Articles by: Nidia Bautista
Ecatepec, Mexico, has one of the highest femicide rates in the country. Without enforcement of laws against gender-based violence, victims’ family members have had to become their own advocates as they seek justice for their murdered loved ones.
Lesvy Berlin Rivera Osorio’s death in Mexico City was ruled a suicide amidst judicial irregularities and impunity. Activists are mobilizing to denounce the death not only as murder, but also as feminicide.
The mothers of Mexico’s disappeared have become some of the most important voices denouncing the Mexican state’s role in perpetuating femicide and other forms of violence in the country.