March of the Mothers of the Disappeared in Mexico

Today is Mother’s Day in Mexico. And the mothers of the disappeared continue with their struggle to find their loved ones. This is the media advisory from the families to invite you to join them in solidarity.

Fifth March for National Dignity in Mexico

 “Mothers searching for their Sons, Daughters, Truth and Justice

 CARTEL FINAL_redes.jpgThe disappeared continue to challenge state and criminal power every time they are remembered in a public event. It is a struggle without rest.

(Historia de la Desaparición. History of Disappearances. Roberto González Villarreal)

Dear national and international civil society, all churches, religions and spiritual beliefs, international media, international organizations. Dear women and men that search for justice and build peace,

For the fifth consecutive year, we, the parents of the disappeared, will go to the streets to express not only our pain but also our discontent with state authorities who do not search for our missing ones.

Our struggle will not stop. We will continue demanding state authorities to search for our loved ones. We will not let authorities distance themselves from the responsibility of guaranteeing the return of our disappeared. We want to let state authorities know that   our search and fight will not end until we find our loved ones.

The march will take place on May 10th, 2016, Mexico’s Mother’s Day. Please show your solidarity by signing Amnesty International’s petition online

or send a message of hope to the mothers and fathers of the disappeared through the Butterfly Campaign

 Alive they were taken, Alive we want them back!

 WE mothers no longer cry, now we fight!


Fuerzas Unidas por Nuestros Desaparecidos en México (FUNDEM): Integrada por FUNDEM-Centro, FUNDEC-M-Laguna, FUUNDEC-M Saltillo; Fuerzas Unidas por Nuestros Desaparecidos en Nuevo León (FUNDENL) y Colectivo de Familias de Guanajuato; RED VERDAD Y JUSTICIA: COFAMIPRO Honduras, COFAMIDE El Salvador; Colectivo de Familias de Guatemala; Desaparecidos Justicia Querétaro; HIJOS MÉXICO; Red de Madres Buscando a sus Hijos; Familias Unidas en Búsqueda y Localización de Personas Desaparecidas; Campaña Nacional contra la Desaparición Forzada en México; Comité de Familiares Detenidos Desaparecidos “Hasta Encontrarlos”; Fundación Lucero de América; Justicia para Nuestras Hijas; Asociación de Familiares de Detenidos Desaparecidos y Víctimas de Violaciones a los Derechos Humanos en México; AFADEM –FEDEFAM; Enlaces Nacionales; Fundación para la Justicia y el Estado Democrático de Derecho; Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres Chihuahua; Centro de Derechos Humanos Victoria Diez en Guanajuato; Centro de Derechos Humanos Juan Gerardi en Torreón; Centro Diocesano para los Derechos Humanos Fray Juan de Larios en Saltillo; Casa del Migrante Saltillo; Diócesis de Saltillo; Centro de Derechos Humanos Paso del Norte en Ciudad Juárez.