Mexicans march against femicide after teen’s murder

Nineteen-year-old Mara Fernanda Castilla went missing after using a ride-hailing app in the Mexican state of Puebla.

Mexican women carrying a banner reading ‘#NationalEmergency for #Femicides’ in Mexico City



Holding signs that read “in ulna mas” (not one more) and “no fuel to culpa” (it was not your blame), thousands walked crosswise over urban communities in Mexico on Sunday, calling for government activity against femicide following a 19-year-old was discovered dead in the wake of utilizing a ride-hailing application.

The group of Mara Fernanda Castilla was found close to a motel in the focal Mexican territory of Puebla on Friday after she disappeared seven days sooner.

In an announcement, Puebla specialists said they trust she was executed by a driver from the taxi-hailing application, Tabify. She had utilized the application the evening of September 8 however never landed at her goal.

The driver of the vehicle has since been captured, and authorities say he will be accused of femicide.

The news of Castilla’s passing fed outrage crosswise over Mexico, inciting common society gatherings, activists and group individuals to arrange walks on Sunday in help of Castilla and different casualties of femicide.

Mara Castilla’s family members

“Sexual savagery against ladies is steady, and it occurs once a day in Mexico,” Tania Rhenium, the official executive of Amnesty International Mexico, disclosed to Al Jazeera.



“We walked for Mara as well as for such huge numbers of ladies who have been executed,” Rhenium stated, referencing the current passing’s of 22-year-old Lusby Berlin Osorio in May and 11-year-old Valeria Teresa Gutierrez in June.

In the territory of Puebla alone no less than 83 ladies have been slaughtered since the start of the year, as per nearby media.

Indicating government measurements, Rhenium said 66 percent of ladies and kids beyond 15 years old have detailed being sexually manhandled in any event once.

a sign that reads in Spanish “Not one more” in Mexico City [Eduardo Verdugo/AP Photo]

‘Society Must Change’

While numerous who went to Sunday’s walks faulted government inaction, a few likewise indicated societal variables.

“It’s a blend between exemption, debasement and macho culture,” Amnesty’s Rhenium said.



Dissenter Violate, who is likewise a columnist, said that “as a Mexican lady, it is exceptionally hard to realize that going out you may not return.

“What’s more, more awful, that if something happens to you, a few sections of society will reprimand you for ‘being a prostitute, and not being a not too bad lady’.”

Violate clarified that a few people who strolled past the Mexico City walk were listened to pointing the finger at Castilla for being late during the evening.

Albeit such attitude exists in Mexico, be that as it may, violate accepts there is likewise a “social transformation” occurring.

“I think things will change, not today, but rather in time,” she said.

Rhenium included that as ladies in Mexico, “we need to feel safe, we need to feel invigorated and we needed to have the general population space for us as well”.

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