Video: Honoring March 29, El Salvador's Day of the Disappeared Child

March 29 marks the Day of the Disappeared Child for the people of El Salvador.

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March 29 may be just another day for most of us, but for the people of El Salvador, this Sunday marks the Day of the Disappeared Child. It is a day that commemorates the thousands of children who were trafficked, abducted, adopted or otherwise disappeared during the El Salvadoran Civil War.

Students at the University of Washington's Center for Human Rights have produced a report and videos that highlight the families and children affected by the brutal civil war, which lasted more than a decade (1979-1992).

The Asociación Pro-Búsqueda, a human rights group working to reunite families in El Salvador, hopes that the short films will ultimately "help find some of those lost children — and contribute importantly to the healing process."

You can watch the videos Still Searching and We Never Stopped Looking for You below:

Still Searching: The Disappeared Children of the Quesera Massacre, El Salvador 


We Never Stopped Looking for You: The Disappeared Children of the Canoas Massacre, El Salvador



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