Thank you for featuring the struggle of the mothers in Argentina in the exhibit. These are truly courageous, inspiring women!
Similar examples exist around the world: Lebanon, Bosnia (mothers of the disappeared from the enclaves of Srebrenica and Zepa), Sri Lanka, El Salvador, Mexico, Chechnya, South Korea, Thailand, and the Philippines… among others.
In Lebanon for example, a group of mothers have been waging a campaign for over two decades to find their children who disappeared in the 1980’s.
In this case, thousands of young men and women who were imprisoned by the Israelis - with the help of Philangists - disappeared in the 80’s without a trace. Their mothers do not know if they are alive or dead. They continue with their struggle, protests, and campaigns. As far as I know, none of these disappeared women and men in Lebanon have been found. Neither the Lebanese government nor the Israelis have taken responsibility for what happened or have done anything to shed light on what has happened to these disappeared individuals. Yet, their mothers continue - after 20 years - to protest in the streets of Lebanon and in parliament… an example of the strength, and courage of these women when faced with injustice.