We commemorate International Women’s Day (March 8) with the campaign: To migrate is to weave and fight In commemoration of two years since the murder of Victoria Esperanza Salazar. Event occurred on March 27, 2021 in the Tumbe Ka neighborhood, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

In the aforementioned incident, elements of the municipal public security patrol, handcuffed and subdued Victoria Esperanza Salazar Arriaza, originally from El Salvador and who at the time of the facts was in Mexican territory with her two minor daughters as refugees.

That is why today we pay special tribute to migrant women who make the decision to leave their country and embark on paths that do not always lead them to better conditions. Women who, displaced by violence or motivated by their personal or family life projects, begin a journey that has challenges, seemingly insurmountable, as it was for Victoria. But they often manage to respond for their resistance, tenacity and struggle.

The Migrant Woman is a symbol of courage, risk, struggle, they are enterprising, they leave footprints in their path. Yes, indelible footprints for history, but for the world, they are only “refugees” or “migrants”. They are nameless, faceless: all the same, suffering the same fate.

The Migrant Woman is the one who weaves life through her dreams and the one who sustains us with her walk and existence. To all of them, and especially to Victoria, we dedicate this campaign.

We invite you to join us in demanding justice for all migrant women who travel through our towns. They live the violence and injustice of the system that for no reason can go unpunished.

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This campaign initiative includes infographics for you to share on your social networks and posters for you to download, take a picture and send to redfranciscana@ofmjpic.org and you can also tag us on Facebook: @redfranciscana and Instagram: @redfrancisanam.

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