In February 2002, when I was 17 years old, members of the Mexican military attacked and sexually assaulted me. I have sought justice for this crime for the past 12 years. Over time I have come to see that my search for justice is not for my benefit alone – it is for the benefit of many indigenous women in Mexico, including my 12-year-old daughter. Staying silent meant what happened to me could happen to her. I had to do something to prevent this from happening to any other woman again.
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