More than 30 years ago, the Brigada Callejera was formed in Mexico City. Their work focuses primarily on contributing to sex workers’ autonomous organization and abolishing the structural problems that lead to the exploitation of sexual labor.
CNDH in Mexico City occupied to demand justice for feminicides and macho violence; takeovers multiply throughout country.
"Here we were free for a few days. Here we were exactly the women that we are."
One of the greatest barriers to community-based self-defense has been a very powerful shift towards pacifism and non-violence as a primary means of political expression in Europe and the USA.
Fed up with heightened violence, Mexican women joined in the mobilization against feminicide convoked from Argentina after the violent rape and murder of young Lucía Perez.