Central American Association of Families of Missing Detainees

Association centroaméricaine de familles de disparus
Asociación Centroamericana de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos (ACAFADE)

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History

16 May 1982, San José (Costa Rica).

Aims

Work for the re-appearance, alive, of missing detainees, particularly those detained in violation of human rights in El Salvador, Guatemala (Guatemala) and Honduras; support all international action denouncing forced disappearance of individuals as practised by governments; encourage governments and intergovernmental organizations to consider such forcible disappearance as a crime against humanity; assist in creating commissions of enquiry which carry out searches for these missing persons with the aid of their families; demand that governments punish those responsible for instigating forced disappearances; assist medical, psychiatric, juridicial and economic agencies to alleviate the sufferings of families whose parents have disappeared; promote educational activities in the field; provide scholarships to children of Central America's disappeared who would otherwise be unable to continue their education; provide peace and human rights education for children and young people in Central America.

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Activities

Denunciation of cases of detained-disappeared persons in Central America, asking solidarity, especially by sending letters to responsible governments, claiming their release or consigning to a legal jury. Petitions for the release of missing persons, supposedly kept within clandestine jails, tortured and under poor conditions. Gives moral support to local committees in their struggle against forced disappearance. Research, especially in order to determine the influence of forced disappearances on society as a whole. Special attention focused on education about human rights. Youth and Childhood Education and Assistance Program, including Francisco Fairen Almengor Scholarship Program for Children of Central America's Disappeared. Production and distribution of peace education materials for young people in Central America.

Structure

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Languages

Spanish.

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 4 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Family
    • Disadvantaged
  • Societal Problems
    • Detention
    • Maltreatment
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

D5050

Last News Received

1999
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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