On International Women’s Day, we remember all the women who have been victims of enforced disappearance. Those who have disappeared and all mothers, daughters, wives and sisters who have lost a loved one and bear the burden of an enforced disappearance.
On Wednesday, March 3, we had the chance to participate in a conference on enforced disappearance alongside leading experts, non-governmental organisations and diplomats. The goal of the conference was to share experiences acquired on the matter during the various activities undertaken and to discuss the way forward to promote the ratification of the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance. The following speakers were present at the conference :
PRESS RELEASE Egypt/ Unjustified closure of EL Nadeem Center by the Egyptian authorities
Press Release Abusive closure of the two associations YAKAY-DER and MEYA-DER by the Turkish authorities After having their activities suspended by the Interior Ministry on 11 November 2016, following the declaration of the state of emergency in Turkey, YAKAY-DER (Association for Solidarity and Support for Relatives of Disappeared Persons) and MEYA-DER, members of the Euro-Mediterranean Federation Against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED) were permanently banned and closed and their assets were seized.
Interview of Mr. Halit Berisha, vice-president of the association Shpresimi helping the family members of victims of war crimes and enforced disapperances, in Suharekë, and member of the coordination council of associations for enforced disappearances in Kosovo . As a volunteer on the issue of missing persons, what happened in Kosovo during the years of 1998 / 1999?
The Euro-Mediterranean federation against enforced disappearances organized a formation within the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) in Banjul (Gambia). Human Rights activists of different countries, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Morocco and Tunisia took part in this formation under the subject “Truth and Justice for the disappeared!”. It was focused on the African norms and mechanisms which protect the human rights.
In December 2010, the United Nations, deeply concerned by the increase of cases of Enforced Disappearances across the world, declared August 30th as the “International Day against Enforced and/or Involuntary Disappearances.” On this occasion, the Euro – Mediterranean Federation against Enforced Disappearances (FEMED) reiterates its appeal to put an end to this particularly cruel human rights violation.