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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1982-05-16 San José San José Costa Rica


16 May 1982, San José (Costa Rica).


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



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