Ciudad Juarez murals
School girls walk in front of a mural painted with the faces of disappeared girls in Ciudad Juárez. @driverwrites Instagram

Mothers, and members of the group "Fighting until we find them" (Luchando hasta encontrarlas), have launched a cultural revolution and a campaign by having the portraits of their missing daughters painted on walls in different neighborhoods of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. According to Flama, the majority of these missing cases are sadly linked to gang wars, violence, sex trade and human trafficking.

"Diana R. Ramírez Hernández, disappeared on April 1, 2011. Part of a new campaign in Juárez in which graffiti artists work with families of the disappeared to put up the faces of missing young women all around the city," Alice Driver, a photographer and a writer who researches about the violence the women suffer in this area wrote on one of her posts in her Instagram, "home, churches and school donate the walls of their buildings, and the effect is haunting."

The mothers are also receiving support from different outlets of the community. A local artist named Maclovio Macias constantly works to memorialize and paint the group of young women on the walls. "You just hear what they say and you just cannot say, 'Well it doesn't exist,' because you see it on their eyes," Macias said to Fronteras desk about the intense pain and violence these group of girls are exposed to. Check out some of the murals and artwork below.

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