To Frida, my niece.

Several pints with amorous declarations among adolescents appear constantly in public spaces of Cd. Nezahualcóyotl and Chimalhuacán State of Mexico. In these same streets have been found bodies of young women, victims of extreme violence, exercised mainly by their sentimental partner, relatives or acquaintances. Many others have simply disappeared. Mexico is a hostile ground for us, to such a degree that we have failed to guarantee the right to life.

Work developed within the Seminario de Producción Fotográfica 2016 (photographic production seminar) at Centro de la Imagen, under the tutoring of Verónica Gerber.

Data behind postcards

- According to information from the Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de México, from January 2015 to June 2016, at least 550 women were murdered in a violent manner. During that same period 2,043 women disappeared, more than 60% of them were between 10 and 17 years of age.
Source: Observatorio Ciudadano Nacional del Feminicidio.

- In Mexico, 7.2 women are killed daily. According to data from the Procuradurías de Justicia Estatales, in 2014 1,042 women were brutally murdered in 13 states of the country. Only 33% of these murders were investigated as femicides.
Source: Observatorio Ciudadano Nacional del Feminicidio.

- In 2011, 63 out of 100 women aged 15 and over reported having had some violence, whether by their partner or any other person.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI), 25 de noviembre de 2016.

- Information from the Registro Nacional de Datos de Personas Extraviadas o Desaparecidas del Sistema Nacional de Seguridad Pública indicates that there are 7,185 missing women in the country. 96% of these women disappeared in the last two sexennia. Of these, 44% are underage women, and 31% of cases are concentrated in the State of Mexico and Tamaulipas. Of the total, 52% of the disappearances correspond to Peña Nieto's sexennia.
Source: Observatorio Ciudadano Nacional del Feminicidio, 25 de noviembre de 2015.

- 10% of the deaths of young women between 15 and 29 years of age in 2015 were for homicide, which is the leading cause of death in this age group.
Source: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (INEGI), 25 de noviembre de 2016.