Women Flood the Malecon to Shout for Justice and Equality
Mayra Alejandra Soto - ContraLinea.net
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March 9, 2024

The mobilization in Puerto Vallarta also heard the clamor against the impunity of rapists and femicides. (ContraLinea)

A wave of women took to the streets and the Malecon this Friday, demanding an end to gender violence and justice for women victims of femicide.

With shouts of slogans against the impunity of rapists and femicides, as well as to demand equality and equity.

They already exceeded a thousand from the meeting point at the so-called Women's Park, at the junction of Medina Ascencio and Libramiento Avenues, heading towards the center of the city, more and more women of all ages joined in.

In the contingent that was thickening as they passed, also with relatives of victims of femicides or missing women, on their way, they shouted slogans against machismo, patriarchy and the indolence of society that day by day sees how women are killed and does nothing.

"I march for my sister for my mother for my friends because we go out in fear to the streets and we do not want to continue living like this," said Cristina one of the thousands of women who took to the streets this day.

Women of all ages, girls, teenagers, young women, babies still in their arms, and even elderly people in wheelchairs, took to the streets to shout "enough is enough", "not one more", "alive they took them away, alive we want them", demanding from the authorities and society better actions for the appearance alive of the thousands of women who have disappeared in the country.

In the region of Puerto Vallarta, from 2014 to date, at least 74 women have died violently and only some cases the femicides have gone to jail, other few cases have been prosecuted and, the vast majority, remain in impunity.

"I go out to the streets today because I have sons and daughters at home to my sons when they go out I tell them to take care of themselves not to fight with other people and to my daughters I tell them to take care of themselves and to return safely because I fear they will not come back alive," said Patricia, one of the many mothers who joined the contingent.

As the sun set, the wave of women arrived at the arches of the Malecon where they opened the microphones to express their anger, their indignation and to talk about their personal experiences, many of them of physical, psychological or sexual abuse, stories that with pain and tears they expressed to those present.

Once again Puerto Vallarta joins the cry "Not one more!" of the demand to society, government and authorities to change, that we cannot ignore the pain and suffering of the deaths, the abuses that day by day are registered in a public or private way in this country, the thousands of disappeared women who are expected in their homes, but many of them may not return.

See the original at ContraLinea.net

Related: With Awareness, DIF Vallarta Commemorates International Women's Day (ContraLinea)

Related: International Women’s Day Is a Celebration and Call to Action (Associated Press)

Related: Reports of Local Vandalism Following International Women's Day March (Tribuna de la Bahia)

Related: International Women’s Day: A Look Back at 4 Years of Protest (Mexico News Daily)

This material was translated from Spanish using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

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