The Missing Of Lebanon, Advocacy and Awareness Project
Act for the Disappeared, in partnership with ABAAD and supported by the European Union, launched a project to empower the families of Lebanon’s forcibly disappeared, and to help them through their struggles to discover the destinies of their loved ones. The project activities will therefore work to create a network for families of the disappeared, build their capacities to advocate for their “right to know,” thus providing them with a platform to express their views to the public and to stakeholders. Information meetings for the families from different regions have already taken place, followed by one support group with the mothers and wives of the disappeared. In parallel, the project also aims to support the families’ associations in an ongoing judicial process, which will be done in collaboration with the Legal Agenda. The objective is a judicial decision that recognises the existence of mass graves and protects them before their future exhumation.