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[Statement] Thirteen Years of Struggle: Our Choice, Our Responsibility – AFAD

Aileen Bacalso, AFAD Sec Gen. Photo by Celia Lagman

4 June 2011 – Today, we commemorate the 13th anniversary of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD), a regional federation of organizations and human rights advocates working directly on the issue of enforced disappearance. Thirteen years ago, the federation came into being as a regional response to enforced disappearances in the Asian continent.  Inspired by the Latin American Federation of Associations of Relatives of Disappeared-Detainees (FEDEFAM), the conceptualization and birth of AFAD were prompted by the imperative of solidarity with all those victimized by the common malady of enforced disappearance.

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