The video explains that “9 out of every 10 women in Mexico City have been victims of some form of sexual violence during their daily commutes.”


“According to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI) and the National Survey on the Dynamics of Domestic Relationships (ENDIREH), the most commonly reported types of violence in Mexico City are pickup lines or offensive statements (74%), non-consensual touching or groping (58%), fear of sexual advances and being attacked or abused (14%),” the group explained in a press release. “In Mexico City, 81.4% of women feel unsafe using and/or traveling on public transit (ENVIPE: 2016).”

The group also created the hashtag #NoEsDeHombres (“#ItIsNotForMen”) on social media and published another video recorded in Metro stations with various men reacting to videos of male body parts being played on screens on the platforms.

The Mexico City government has launched many other gender equality campaigns against the “normalization” of sexual harassment on the streets and in public spaces. Last year, the mayor’s office created a program to hand out rape whistles to women who use the different public transportation systems in the city. The city government has also hired special police officers to monitor the metro stations and has created women-only carts on the trains.