Struggles of Women in the Face of Enforced Disappearance

Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD)
Publication Year
Asia and the Pacific
Jammu and Kashmir ; Thailand ; Asia and the Pacific
Thematic Area
The Search Process / Law & Policies / Families
Right to Know/Truth / Psychosocial Support / Mental Health / Gender / Family Needs / Enforced Disappearance / Advocacy
Open access

In the struggle against enforced disappearances women throughout the world have pioneered the cause. Whether it is the mothers of the disappeared in Latin America, or the wives of the disappeared in Asia, or the sisters and daughters of the victims of enforced disappearances globally, the world has witnessed the immensely courageous fight by the women family members of the disappeared.

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) has, over its last two decades of existence, worked with many of these courageous women who have personified resilience, courage and hope amidst cultures of tyranny, impunity, and hopelessness across Asian countries. In this issue of The Voice, AFAD has decided to pay tribute to these women whose unrelenting struggle is an inspiration not just for the present, but also the future generation.