Susana Chavez Castillo -Poet, woman rights and human rights. Please don’t forget her.
Susana Chávez Castillo, a prominent poet and women’s rights advocate, was found murdered in the border town of Ciudad Juárez on 6 January 2011. Her body found strangled, with one of her hands cut off, was only identified five days later. Chávez (born 5 November 1974) had been highly vocal in calling for justice for the hundreds of women killed in the Juárez area since the early 1990s, both as an activist and through her writings; in particular taking part in numerous poetry readings which she dedicated to the murdered women. Her poem Sangre Nuestra (‘Our Blood’) was written from the perspective of a victim:
Blood of my own,
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