Women Flock To The Streets To Protest Gender Inequality

In Mexico, “a day without women,” or otherwise known as “Un Dia Sin Nosotras,” was a planned strike on Sunday to protest the amount of women violently killed in the country, a total of 3,825 women, and numerous amounts of violent murders going unsolved, according to Newsweek.

On Sunday, Women’s Day protesters in Mexico City went to a fountain, which was dedicated to Roman goddess Diana, and tinted it red to signify the blood of victims in gender-specific violence. These same activists then went to Mexico City’s central Zocalo Square and carried the names of gender-based violence victims on large white block letters. Housewives, students, mothers, and daughters also wore purple, wearing bandanas, shirts, and hats. Purple is typically a color associated with gender equality.

According to Patricia Becerril, whose daughter was found dead in 2018 while studying to become a doctor, said, “Receiving the news that your daughter has been found without life is like being smashed against the wall,” according to AP News.

The activists also carried signs saying that they’re marching today so that they don’t die tomorrow.