Nobel Women’s Initiative in solidarity with mothers marching for disappeared children

May 10 is Mother’s Day in Mexico, but instead of celebrating, many mothers will be marching to protest their children’s disappearance.

Mothers and other family members of the disappeared from around the country gathered in Mexico City for the Second March for National Dignity. More than 5,300 people have disappeared in Mexico since December 2006, according to Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission.

On behalf of the Nobel Women’s Initiative, Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams released the following statement:

“Today I, and my sisters at the Nobel Women’s Initiative are honoured to stand together in solidarity with you again this year as you undertake your second march for justice. Your courage and determination to walk, speak, and act for truth and justice inspire us all, and we walk with you until the day your loved ones are returned, justice delivered, and there are no further victims. We join your calls for the Mexican government to take immediate action to investigate all of the disappeared and to end impunity. We thank you for showing us the path, and look forward to sharing it with you.”

The Spanish version of the statement is below:

“En este día, me declaro en solidaridad con todas ustedes, junto con mis hermanas de la Iniciativa de Mujeres Nobel de la Paz, mientras inician su segunda marcha por la dignidad y la justicia. Su valentía y determinación para caminar, denunciar, y actuar para conseguir la verdad y la justicia nos inspira a todas, y caminamos en solidaridad con ustedes hasta el día que sus seres queridos sean devueltos, se logre la justicia, y no haya más víctimas. Nos unimos a sus solicitudes a que el gobierno mexicano tome acción inmediata para investigar todos los casos de personas desparecidas y poner fin a la impunidad. Les agradecemos por mostrarnos el camino, y esperamos compartirlo con ustedes.”

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