Esther Chavez


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Esther Chávez Cano born Chihuahua, Mexico June 2, 1933 (d. 2009). Human rights activist. Began campaign against murder of women in Juárez, 1992. Founded Casa Amiga shelter, 1999. Awarded National Human Rights Prize, 2008.


"The women of Juárez are not just Juárez's dead. They are the world's dead, for they were killed simply because they were women. Let us all cry out: 'Not one more woman assassinated, raped or even insulted!'" (2008, in Independent, Jan. 15, 2010; photo NMSU Library)