Project Detail: Niñas' rebellion


Reportage and Documentary 2022




Mahé Elipe



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Niñas' rebellion

Mexican girls' rebellion against gender violence

In recent years, girls and adolescents have become increasingly important in women's movements in Latin America and in the struggles for a dignified life free of violence. In Mexico, on more than one occasion, they have pushed the government and authorities to the wall.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic interrupted the street protests for a few months in 2020, it did not stop them completely, and in the past year and until now, acts of rage, actions in memory of femicide victims (939 cases in all of 2020, according to official figures), and demands against sexual violence in all its forms have taken place in Mexico City, Edomex, Chihuahua, Guerrero, Quintana Roo, to name a few entities.
Facts that illustrate how the crisis of violence against women in Mexico has pushed teenagers and young girls to rebel against a misogynistic and murderous system that counts more than 10 femicides per day.