Violence is not a natural phenomenon, violence is a cultural and social situation. Cultural because it is learned, one learns to commit violent acts. Social because it is never an individual event, it always occurs in relation to other individuals. So, it is wrong to explain violence against women as a "natural" phenomenon.
There is deep structural violence in which society, economy and power are organized, which produce inequality of opportunities for access to education, health, jobs and public positions. There is also a symbolic violence where the woman is culturally conceptualized only as mother and wife, someone who must serve and must exist for others. Also as an object of desire, but never as a desiring subject. Institutional violence also persists, with innumerable omissions by the State in relation to the fulfillment of women rights, but also with a series of actions, from silencing to brutal repression against them. And we found countless cases of interpersonal, daily violence, in it’s physical, emotional, economic and sexual manifestations.
Violence against women and girls is a serious violation of their human rights with physical, sexual, psychological and even deadly consequences for the victims. In addition to affecting the well-being of the women who suffer it, the violence exerted against them, also impacts negatively to their families, communities and countries.
According to data provided by the UN, every year 64 thousand women and girls are killed in the world, Latin America and the Caribbean being the region with the most femicide figures, since 14 of the 25 most violent countries for women are in this region. In the case of Mexico, official figures report seven daily murders of women.
We must end this, It is an issue that call us to a collective action, it is our obligation that the authorities apply the existing laws and put in place security measures to this matter. No more.
“She became the most beautiful mosaic, a set of little fragile pieces with different shapes and colors that make her unique.
She is a fractured master piece. She’s just not the same ... and she never will be”