Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Spring 2004

Keywords

Violence against women, Juarez, Labor oppression

Abstract

February 14, 2004 did not represent a typical Valentines Day for people who gathered in Juarez, Mexico to protest the brutal murders of nearly 400 young women in the last ten years. Walking streets lined with black and pink crosses to commemorate those lost, women, men, activists, artists, and children from all over the world demanded that attention be paid to the conditions in Juarez that have led to the perpetuation of these violent crimes. As family members of victims marched in remembrance of their loved ones, they were aware of the fear that has become a part of their daily existence. Paula Flores Bonilla who lost her daughter Sagrario Gonzales Flores reflects, “I still cannot accept that my daughter is dead. I never saw her body. We have more daughters, and they work at the factories. I am always worrying that they are in danger. 1 watch them leave and I do not know if they will return” (Bejarano 2002, 134). Protestors march with the hope of diminishing some of the fear of Juarez women by demanding that oppressive political conditions along the border be remedied.

Department

Political Science

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Violent crimes--Mexico--Ciudad Juárez; Women--Crimes against--Mexico--Ciudad Juárez; Women--Political activity--Mexico--Ciudad Juárez; Women--Mexico--Ciudad Juárez--Social conditions; Criminal justice, Administration--Mexico

Geographic Coverage

Ciudad Juárez (Mexico)--Politics and government

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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