The terrorist assault against the Twin Towers of the New York City World trade has staggered humanity to no measure. It would take a long time before the horrifying images of massive destruction and wanton loss of lives would pass into the cold chronicle of time and stale statistics.
Year 2001 - AFAD gives birth to The Voice, its official publication. In the same way that the federation underwent a process of conception and birth pangs, necessarily , this maiden issue had to undergo the same... so that the voiceless desaparecidos in Asia and in many parts of the world, may be heard amidst the glaring attempts of the perpetrators to forever silence them.
The Voice is a bi-annual publication of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD). It is providing you with the latest on human rights with focus on involuntary disappearance issue within the Asian region. AFAD welcomes contributions but reserves editorial rights.
Mary Aileen Diez-Bacalso
Sara La Rocca and Ivanka Custodio