The Madres and Abuelas of Plaza de Mayo are but some of the remaining mothers and grandmothers of the ‘disappeared.’ The women who lost their sons, daughters and unborn grandchildren to kidnappings in Argentina’s abominable ‘Dirty War,’ that took place from 1976 to 1983. These courageous women countered the military junta by making themselves appear, together, in broad daylight, in the political center of Buenos Aires, at a time in the country when public meetings were forbidden. And now, despite the madres’ and abuelas’ advanced ages, their lack of answers, the many battles they have powered through time and again, these women, still, over 35 years later, seek the truth about, and justice for, their loved ones- dead or alive. 

Read my article on the Madres and Abuelas of Plaza de Mayo in its entirety here.