International Day of the Disappeared 2016

For the past five years, NEFAD has observed the International Day of the Disappeared. This year, NEFAD will hold a series events in Kathmandu and throughout Nepal to remember the missing and bring attention the continuing injustice of forcible disappearance.

August 15 – NEFAD and ICRC will send postcards to each family of a victim of enforced disappearance to commemorate the missing.

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August 29 – NEFAD will invite government ministers, families of the disappeared, and members of the community for a commemoration ceremony.

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Waiting for answers. An elderly woman holds a picture of her son – a victim of an enforced disappearance – during a program to commemorate International Day of the Disappeared, International Day of the Disappeared Program, Pokhara, Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 30 – During the day, NEFAD and Mandala Theater Group will host “play-back performances”, a type of theater that provides an opportunity for families of the disappeared to share their stories. 

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At last year’s events, actors from the Mandala Theater Group performed short plays based on the experiences of families of the disappeared.

In the evening, a candlelight vigil will honor the memory of the victims of enforced disappearance.

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