#NiUnaMás: Preventing Violence Against Women, Lessons from Mexico


 #NiUnaMás: Preventing Violence Against Women, Lessons from Mexico

Nearly one in three women experiences gender-based violence in her lifetime. For too many women, this violence escalates to the point of becoming life-threatening.


Join us in a discussion with activists, journalists, lawyers, researchers, and community leaders who are working to end femicide in Mexico and beyond.


This event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be provided at Lot 12 of ASU's West Campus. 


Interpretación en vivo en español mediante Zoom.

Si requiere interpretación para el inglés, por favor traiga consigo un dispositivo (teléfono, ipad, etc.) con sus propios audífonos para acceder a la interpretación en tiempo real via Zoom.

If you require interpretation for Spanish, please bring a device with headphones to access the live interpretation in Zoom.


Zoom link: https://asu.zoom.us/j/84381451585



Event schedule:

9:30-10:15      Welcome
 and opening remarks

10:15-11:00    Panel 1: Defining the problem, Legally and Socially

11:15-12:00    Panel 2: From Private to Public: Facing Femicide

12:00-1:00      Lunch Break

1:00-3:00        Educational documentary screening
: The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo 

3:00-3:10        Poetry by Cristina Rivera Garza

3:10-3:45        Q&A with Director Carlos Pérez Osorio

4:00-5:00        Panel 3: Seeking Justice and Pathways to Ending Femicide

5:00-6:00        Closing remarks and public reception



Invited guests:



Kendal Blust

Kendal Blust is a senior field correspondent with NPR member station KJZZ’s Fronteras Desk at the station’s bureau in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. She covers a wide range of stories from northern Mexico including cross-border business and trade, immigration, education, and the environment. Much of her work has also focused on women's movements and gender violence in Sonora. In 2021, Kendal and her colleague Murphy Woodhouse were recognized by the Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA) for their reporting on violence and femicides in Sonora, in the series "Rising Violence Tests Sonora."




Alice Driver

Alice Driver is a bilingual journalist based in Mexico City. Her narrative non-fiction, feature writing, and audio work have appeared in magazines including National Geographic, Time, CNN, Cosmopolitan, Outside, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and Longreads. Her book projects include More or Less Dead: Feminicide, Haunting, and the Ethics of Representation in Mexico (University of Arizona Press, 2015) and a translation of Abecedario de Juárez, a collaboration with journalist Julián Cardona and artist Alice Leora Briggs that explores and maps the new language of violence in Mexico (forthcoming with the University of Texas Press).




Silvia Nuñez Esquer

Silvia Núñez Esquer is a journalist and political scientist from Hermosillo, Sonora. She is the author of The Children’s Sounds: A Broadcasting Milestone. [“El Son de los niños, un hito en radiodifusión”] works for the Women’s communication and information news, is a member of the Citizens’ National Observatory of Femicide [Observatorio Ciudadano Nacional del Feminicidio], the National Journalist Network [Red Nacional de Periodistas], and the International Network for journalists working on gender issues.





Cristina Rivera Garza

Cristina Rivera Garza is an author, translator, and critic. Recent publications include El invencible verano de Liliana (PRH, 2021); Andamos perras, andamos diablas (Dahrma Books, 2021). Upcoming: New and Selected Stories (Dorothy Project, 2022). Grieving. Dispatches from a Wounded Country, trans. by Sarah Booker (The Feminist Press, 2020) was shortlisted for the 2021 NBCC Awards in criticism. Recent awards include: Jose Donoso International Literary Award, Chile 2021; Alfonso Reyes Nuevo León international Literary Award, Mexico 2021. She is Distinguished Professor and founder of the PhD Program in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Houston, Department of Hispanic Studies. MacArthur Fellow 2020.






Carlos Pérez Osorio

Carlos Pérez Osorio is a director, producer, and photographer with more than 10 years of experience. He founded the documentary production company, SCOPIO, in 2015. He has produced and directed documentaries in countries throughout Latin America and the Middle East covering themes related to human rights and social conflict for media outlets including the Discovery Channel and The Intercept, as well as for the agencies of the United Nations, including UNRWA, UNICEF, and UN Women. His documentary Caravanas for the Discovery Channel was nominated for an Emmy for “News and Documentary” in the category of Investigative Journalism in Spanish and his latest documentary The Three Deaths of Marisela Escobedo for Netflix was awarded the Ariel by the Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts for the best documentary feature film.




Gabriela Guadalupe Contreras Oceguera

Gabriela Guadalupe Contreras Oceguera is a lawyer from Sonora, Mexico. She works for the Judicial Feminist Association [Asociación Jurídicas Feministas] defending the rights of women, and is a law professor in Sonora. She has experience working against bullying at the school level and has offered social services in the Sonoran Public Defender's Office [Defensoría de Oficio del Estado de Sonora], within the civil and family departments.





Nohemy Trevizo Meraz

Nohemy Trevizo Meraz is human rights lawyer, and graduate of the University of Chihuahua. She has a long track record defending the rights of women, children and adolescents in the Chihuahua's courts. Since 2019, she has been working as a lawyer for the Center for Women's Human Rights [Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres], and has worked in the legal defense of female victims of gender violence. She has also collaborated with the Congress of Chihuahua in the creation and revision of law proposals to protect the human rights of women, children and adolescents.






Thank you to our sponsors:

Global Human Rights Hub

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences

New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication

Center for Imagination in the Borderlands

School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies

Theatre and Performance of the Americas at the School of Music, Dance and Theatre

Spanish for the Professions at College of Integrative Sciences and the Arts

Anti-Racism Committee at the School of Historical Philosophical and Religious Studies

Public History at the School of Historical Philosophical and Religious Studies

School of Politics and Global Studies

School of International Letters and Culture

School of Social Transformation

Department of English, Film and Media Studies

Barrett the Honors College

Mi Cultura


Planned Parenthood Generation Action: Students for Reproductive Justice (PPGEN ASU)


and to our community partners:

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

Lucky Feet Shoes

Society of Professional Journalists Valley of the Sun Chapter 

Planned Parenthood Arizona    



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