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Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo

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Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo
The mothers and grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo enter to the former Navy Petty-Officers School of Mechanics detention center.
Legal statusActive
HeadquartersPlaza de Mayo

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Spanish: Asociación Civil Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo) is a human rights organization with the goal of finding the children stolen and illegally adopted during the military dictatorship in Argentina from 1976 to 1983. The president is Estela Barnes de Carlotto.

The organization was founded in 1977. It was believed that at the time it was likely that around 30,000 had disappeared between the ages of 16-35; around 30% were women and of those women, around 3% were pregnant.[1] About 500 children were found and re-united with their families because of this oragnization.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Arditti, R. (2002). The Grandmothers of the Plaza De Mayo and the Struggle against Impunity in Argentina. Meridians, 3(1), 19-41. Retrieved from www.jstor.org/stable/40338540
  2. Juan Ignacio Irigaray, "Los santos inocentes", El Mundo, 11 June 1998 (in Spanish)