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AHVC/WGST/LACS 213-01: Women Artists in the Movement

Femicide in Mexico

image of red shoes on public display      red shoes artwork on public display      posters about femicide by Mexico City-based artist Sofia Weidner

Lt and Ctr images: Pairs of women's red shoes, put on display by Mexican visual artist Elina Chauvet to protest against femicide, gender-based violence. Chauvet's installation was held at Zocalo square in Mexico City on Jan. 11, 2020. Photo by Gustavo Graf/Reuters.

Rt. image: Two separate posters about femicide by Mexico City-based artist Sofia Weidner were spotted in Mexico City. The one on the left cites a now-outdated statistic that, on average, 9 women are killed each day in the country. That number has since risen to 10. Photos by Cynthia Arvide (L) and Joshua Barajas (R).

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