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AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award On the Line
2017-01-22
  • AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD (right) receives award from President Tsai Ing-wen (left) (Photo by Taiwan Democracy Foundation)
  • AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD poster (Photo taken from AFAD website)
  • AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    Odhikar-a Bangladesh human rights group, International Week of the Disappeared (Photos by Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances)
  • AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    AFAD wins Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award

    Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD (middle) and President Tsai Ing-wen (left) (Photo by Taiwan Democracy Foundation)

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances or AFAD was awarded the Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award in 2016. AFAD is an international human rights organization dedicated to the goal of stopping forced disappearances in Asia. It was founded in June 1998 in Manila, Philippines.

 

Ms.Mary Aileen Bacalso, the secretary general of AFAD said the winning of the award will amplify their efforts and gains here in Asia especially coming from Taiwan which had a common experience of forced disappearances by the government before the lifting of the martial law in July 1987.

 

Ms.Bacalso added that the award is a noble expression of friendship and solidarity and dedicated the award to all the disappeared in Asia and the rest of the world.

 

For more information about AFAD, please visit http://www.afad-online.org/

 

 

 

 

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