The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), the Mauricio Aquino Foundation, the Central American University (UCA), the Due Process of Law Foundation (DPLF), Asociación Pro-Búsqueda, the University of Washington Center for Human Rights, and the Fundación de Estudios para la Aplicación del Derecho (FESPAD) invite you to a forum on:
Forced Disappearance during the Salvadoran Armed Conflict: The Search, Truth, and Reconciliation
Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (CST)
Auditorium “Segundo Montes,” ICAS Building
Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas (UCA)
San Salvador, El Salvador
U.S. Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA)
Father Andreu Oliva
Rector, Central American University (UCA)
Former Human Rights Ombudsman of El Salvador
Children of Salvadorans Disappeared During the War
Senior Program Officer, DPLF
This event will be held in Spanish, with English interpretation available. This event will be filmed and posted on www.wola.org.
According to the United Nations-sponsored Truth Commission that examined human rights abuses committed during El Salvador’s 12-year civil war, over 5,000 people were forcibly disappeared during the conflict. Non-governmental organizations cite figures as high as 10,000 forced disappearances—none of which have ever been fully investigated or prosecuted. Today, decades after the war’s end, thousands of families are still searching for the most basic information about the fate of their lost loved ones.
This event will feature powerful testimonies from a delegation of Salvadoran and Salvadoran-American family members whose loved ones disappeared during El Salvador’s civil war, and a discussion on efforts underway to set up a national commission to investigate help resolve the cases of the disappeared.
For more information, please contact WOLA Program Director Geoff Thale at [email protected] or +1 (202) 664-7887.