Photos: Women march against gender violence in Mexico

Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST
  • On International Women’s Day, March 8, women across Mexico took to the streets to protest the crisis of violence they face on a daily basis. Protesters painted the names of hundreds of femicide victims across 10-foot-tall (3-meter) metal barriers outside the national palace, where Lopez Obrador resides. The marches to mark International Women's Day were smaller in size than last year's demonstrations, because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
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Women seen during a protest on International Women's Day, in front of the National Palace, in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 8. Women across Mexico took to the streets on March 8 to protest against violence faced by them daily, fueled by what they say is an out of touch government and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's support for a politician accused of rape, Reuters reported.(Carlos Jasso / REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

Women seen during a protest on International Women's Day, in front of the National Palace, in Mexico City, Mexico, on March 8. Women across Mexico took to the streets on March 8 to protest against violence faced by them daily, fueled by what they say is an out of touch government and President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's support for a politician accused of rape, Reuters reported.(Carlos Jasso / REUTERS)

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A woman climbs a fences as others clash with the police, in front of the National Palace, in Mexico City, on March 8. "I'm here so my voice is heard, so justice is done. Yesterday it was my daughter. Tomorrow it could be another girl," Irma Quesada, 39, told Reuters.(Pedro Pardo / AFP)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

A woman climbs a fences as others clash with the police, in front of the National Palace, in Mexico City, on March 8. "I'm here so my voice is heard, so justice is done. Yesterday it was my daughter. Tomorrow it could be another girl," Irma Quesada, 39, told Reuters.(Pedro Pardo / AFP)

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Women pull down a fence, outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City, on March 8. According to public policy think tank Mexico Evalua, five million women were victims of sexual violence in the second half of 2020 in Mexico, including harassment, sexual abuse, attempted rape or rape, the vast majority of which did not get reported.(Toya Sarno Jordan / REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

Women pull down a fence, outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City, on March 8. According to public policy think tank Mexico Evalua, five million women were victims of sexual violence in the second half of 2020 in Mexico, including harassment, sexual abuse, attempted rape or rape, the vast majority of which did not get reported.(Toya Sarno Jordan / REUTERS)

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A woman takes cover behind a shield during a protest outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City, on March 8. The marches to mark International Women's Day were smaller in size than last year's demonstrations, likely because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported.(Toya Sarno Jordan / REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

A woman takes cover behind a shield during a protest outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City, on March 8. The marches to mark International Women's Day were smaller in size than last year's demonstrations, likely because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported.(Toya Sarno Jordan / REUTERS)

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A demonstrator throws burning gasoline at a police shield wall protecting the National Palace during a protest on International Women's Day, in Mexico City, on March 8. Thousands of women had flocked to the streets a year ago to demand a tougher government response against femicides, with some demonstrators chucking Molotov cocktails at the national palace and vandalizing buildings in what were otherwise peaceful protests, Reuters reported.(Ginnette Riquelme / AP)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

A demonstrator throws burning gasoline at a police shield wall protecting the National Palace during a protest on International Women's Day, in Mexico City, on March 8. Thousands of women had flocked to the streets a year ago to demand a tougher government response against femicides, with some demonstrators chucking Molotov cocktails at the national palace and vandalizing buildings in what were otherwise peaceful protests, Reuters reported.(Ginnette Riquelme / AP)

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Woman take cover behind shields during a protest outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City on March 8. Mexican government data shows at least 939 cases of femicide, murders that specifically targeted victims because they were women, occurred last year. The crime rose nearly 130% between 2015 and 2020, Reuters reported.(Toya Sarno Jordan / REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

Woman take cover behind shields during a protest outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City on March 8. Mexican government data shows at least 939 cases of femicide, murders that specifically targeted victims because they were women, occurred last year. The crime rose nearly 130% between 2015 and 2020, Reuters reported.(Toya Sarno Jordan / REUTERS)

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A woman runs amidst tear gas during a protest outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City on March 8. At the national palace, where Lopez Obrador resides, protesters painted the names of hundreds of femicide victims across 10-foot-tall (3-meter) metal barriers erected last week to protect the historic building from protesters.(Mahe Elipe / REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

A woman runs amidst tear gas during a protest outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City on March 8. At the national palace, where Lopez Obrador resides, protesters painted the names of hundreds of femicide victims across 10-foot-tall (3-meter) metal barriers erected last week to protect the historic building from protesters.(Mahe Elipe / REUTERS)

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Women protest in front of fences placed outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City on March 8. Their messages on the fences read "Macho AMLO", in reference to Lopez Obrador, and "We're not all here."(Mahe Elipe / REUTERS)
Published on Mar 09, 2021 05:20 PM IST

Women protest in front of fences placed outside the National Palace on International Women's Day in Mexico City on March 8. Their messages on the fences read "Macho AMLO", in reference to Lopez Obrador, and "We're not all here."(Mahe Elipe / REUTERS)

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