Don’t know whether he is dead or alive.
Victims of enforced disappearance are people who have literally disappeared; from their loved ones and their community. They go missing when state officials (or someone acting with state consent) grabs them from the street or from their homes and then deny it, or refuse to say where they are. Sometimes disappearances may be committed by armed non-state actors, like armed opposition groups. And it is always a crime under international law.
Hope for a peaceful life
Globally, the vast majority of victims of enforced disappearance are men. However, it is women who most often lead the struggle to find out what happened in the minutes, days and years since the disappearance – putting themselves at risk of intimidation, persecution and violence.
On top of this, the disappeared person is often the family’s main breadwinner, the only one able to cultivate the crops or run the family business. This is then made even worse by some national laws that don’t let you draw a pension or receive other support without a death certificate.
90,000 WAR WIDOWS IN SRI LANKA
Sri Lanka’s brutal civil war that spanned nearly three decades had devastating effects on communities throughout the country.
Sri Lanka has one of the world’s highest number of disappearances, with between 60,000 and 100,000 people vanishing since the late 1980s.
Every child has rights, whatever their ethnicity, gender, religion, language, abilities or any other status.
REFUGEES, ASYLUM-SEEKERS AND MIGRANTS
Every day, all over the world, people make one of the most difficult decisions in their lives: to leave their homes in search of a safer, better life.
Most people in the world have had the experience of leaving the place where they grew up. Maybe they will only move as far as the next village or city. But for some people, they will need to leave their country entirely – sometimes for a short time, but sometimes forever.
Violence Against Women and Girls
challenge the deep-rooted social norms, attitudes and behaviours that discriminate.
Gender barriers to communication can incite problems at home and in the workplace. Societal stereotypes, assumed gender roles, and interpersonal differences can contribute to a communication gap between the sexes.
Don’t trust lie? God couldn’t give a child
Love Has No Color
Racial injustices and ingrained inequalities are apparent in society and evident
Protecting children from domestic abuse
Domestic abuse is any type of controlling, coercive, threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between people who are, or who have been in a relationship, regardless of gender or sexuality. It can include physical, sexual, psychological, emotional or financial abuse.
MARY, JOSEPH AND JESUS: A REFUGEE STORY A family is forced to flee their homeland for fear of persecution. This is the classic modern-day definition of a refugee.
Thousands of people have disappeared in Sri Lanka since the 1980s. A 1999 study by the United Nations found that Sri Lanka had the second-highest number of disappearances in the world and that 12,000 Sri Lankans had disappeared after being detained by the Sri Lankan security forces.
This depends on factors such as whether culture values or disvalues the display of emotions, postural mobility or verbal expression in response to pain or injury. Some cultural groups expect an extravagant display of emotion in the presence of pain, but others value stoicism, restraint and playing down the pain.
You can try to make a difference in the wound hearts of children and adults. Then no more will silence hides violence.
An abuser could be anyone. It can be someone you know or someone you work with. It could be your family or friends.