'Fruto' and the care work done by women, girls and adolescents in Mexico

"Fruto" (Spanish for fruit) is a moving book by Daniela Rea Gómez that immerses us in a profound exploration of motherhood, care and resistance in the midst of a society that romanticises "maternal sacrifice". Through a series of stories, the Mexican author shares with us the voices of women and girls who carry out caregiving tasks and whose lives are marked by violence, inequality and lack of autonomy.

Photo: Ilustración de Brenda Muñoz

In the time it has taken to read this article 139 girls under the age of 18 have been married

Each year, 12 million girls are married before the age of 18

That is 23 girls every minute

Nearly 1 every 2 seconds

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Mariell Gutierrez Herrera

  • Communications Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

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