For the second consecutive year, Chihuahua, Nuevo León and Coahuila have joined the campaign called Northern Women for Truth and Justice (Norteñas por la Verdad y la Justicia)

The fight of women is MEMORY


February 27, 2023.- In the context of March 8 «International Women’s Day» Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon and Coahuila decided to join forces to make visible dozens of women who have been murdered and/or have disappeared in our states. After starting in 2022, this is the second year in a row that we will be running the “Northern Women for Truth and Justice” campaign.

As a result of implementing this campaign last year, we realized that civil society organizations are able to make visible missing women and/or victims of femicide; including women who fought for their rights and who were also victims of this violence whose identities and whereabouts are not known to this day. We also want to make visible the women who left their mark in the defense of human rights. We will carry out these actions to bring them to memory, to say that we MISS THEM! Their families miss them, society misses them, and we cannot normalize the violence that exists in our country as we see alarming figures every year.

According to the National Registry of Missing and Disappeared Individuals (RNPDNO), as of today, in Mexico there are 111,648 disappeared individuals, 25.08% of whom are women. Nuevo León, Coahuila and Chihuahua are fifth, tenth and eleventh in disappearances in Mexico.

During 2022, 10,269 people disappeared, which makes an average of 28 people a day, at least 8 of whom were women; also, according to the Executive Secretariat of the National Public Security System, there were 3,754 murders of women, only 947 (25%) of which were investigated as femicides, which indicates that 10 women are murdered every day in Mexico. Furthermore, there is a record of 67,315 assaults against women, as well as 158 kidnappings and at least 635 cases of trafficking affecting women. Even without considering the dark figure, these data point to a situation of violence against women, which is a very serious problem in Mexico and needs to be faced and made visible.

With this campaign we intend to give a face to the women who have been victims of the aforementioned types of violence, naming them and telling their stories to expose what women face every day, not forgetting them and using memory as a means of collective reparation.

We call on the authorities to take forceful actions to curb gender violence, as well as to provide the necessary means of justice for the families of victims who are not here today, and the necessary conditions for a life free of violence for women and girls.

In addition, we call on society to join in sharing these stories, as well as other accompanying organizations and collectives; together we can make this problem visible and demand until we are heard.

May each story make us remember to raise our voices in search of truth and justice, for all, until this never happens again.


Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres (CEDEHM)

Ciudadanos en Apoyo a los Derechos Humanos, A.C. (CADHAC)

Centro para los Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios

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Mexico is a country that suffers from a lack of social justice and in which there is still a long way to go to guarantee human rights for all people. Our work is medullary in the demand for truth, justice, and reparation. Continuing this cause is work that cannot cease and doing so requires solidarity and support. If you want to contribute to our cause, you can make your donation through PayPal.

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