Her origin story is simple. Jalisco's a humble girl that lives on the outskirts of Guadalajara. Her mom takes her to the park to cheer her up with folklorico dance, and out of nowhere- Jalisco's mom disappears.
Jalisco goes to the cops, who brush her away. She goes home in hopes that her mom is there, but she's not. Jalisco ends up going to the bar to ask for help- anyone's help.
Again, everyone snubs her. So Jalisco sets off on her own to find her mom. Luckily for her she gets saved by a band of Adelitas. They all know the fate of her mom but can't tell her about the rampant femicide.
Instead Adella, the matriarch of the Adelitas, says she'll train her so she can learn to protect herself. Jalisco says she just wants to find her mom. Adella tells her about Malinche, the traitor to our gender and the leader of the femicides.
And the story continues...
The disappearance of females across the Western Hemisphere is astronomical. From the Natives in Canada and the US, the Boriquas in Puerto Rico, and all the females in Mexico, notably the "Women of Juarez".
Mexico's femicide has grown since the 90's. The UN even stepped in to push the Mexican government to stop the misogynistic murders, but the failure of law enforcement to investigate has continued. As well as the alarmingly high death toll.
In Mexico, NINE women are found mutilated and killed each day.
NLIRH builds Latina power to guarantee the fundamental human right to reproductive health, dignity, and justice.
“May Our Daughters Return Home” is a civil rights organization focused on returning the bodies of femicide victims to their families for a proper burial and bringing their aggressors to justice.
Semillas is a non-profit organization focused on improving women’s lives in Mexico. We dream of a country where all women, indigenous, mestiza, black, young, migrant, heterosexual, lesbian, mothers, and students alike, can make their own decisions and have access to health services, a decent job, justice, and happiness.