Jocelyn Calderon Reyes is among numerous girls and women who have disappeared in Ciudad Juárez in recent years, often with no accountability or interest from authorities. (Corrie Boudreaux/El Paso Matters)

For more than two decades, women have been raped, disappeared and killed in frightening numbers in Ciudad Juárez. Mothers and other relatives of the women have engaged in activism to make sure they aren’t forgotten — often at extreme risk to themselves.

Corrie Boudreaux is a lecturer in the Department of Communication at UTEP and a freelance photojournalist in the El Paso-Ciudad Juárez region. She specializes in photography as a tool to explore insecurity,...