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Committee of Relatives of Victims of Human Rights Violations (CODEFAM)


CODEFAM was founded on September 9th 1981, by 25 family members of people that were either imprisoned, disappeared, or murdered due to political reasons during the Salvadoran Civil War (1979-1992). It has fought for justice, truth, and the psychological healing of Salvadorans whose relatives suffered acute human rights violations. After the peace accords were signed in 1992, CODEFAM widened it’s mission to include promoting, educating and defending Human Rights, and creating public awareness of families that suffered violations.

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