Following “Day of the Dead” celebrations, demonstrators marched through Mexico City calling for an end to violence against women.

The marchers carried more than 100 purple crosses through the capital, each bearing the name of a woman who has been murdered or gone missing.

The demonstration was called “Dia de Muertas”, or “Day of the Dead Women”.

Femicide, the murder of a woman because of her gender, kills 12 women daily in Latin America according to the UN.

Large posters showed the faces of missing or murdered women in rows of up to forty, with captions calling for justice. Another poster simply read “Not one more”.

The names of the victims were also written on the surfaces of two larger purple crosses that were carried through the demonstration.


We need to focus on the dangers females face every day, just for the ‘crime’ of being female.