WOMEN WAR & PEACE | PBS

Los Feminicidios

November 22, 2011 | David Rochkind

In Spanish they’re called the feminicidios. Hundreds, maybe thousands of women have been murdered or disappeared in and around Juarez, Mexico in a wave of violence that began in the early 1990s. There is no generally accepted reason why women are targeted in the violence stemming from the drug trade, and most of the murders remain unsolved.

David Rochkind, a photographer based in Mexico, produced this multimedia piece featuring two women from Juarez whose daughters disappeared without a trace.