The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) is a nationwide mass organization of families, relatives, friends and colleagues of desaparecidos that advocates for their rights, dignity and empowerment. Founded in 1985, amidst the escalating mass protest against the Marcos dictatorship, FIND continues to struggle resolutely for the eventual eradication of enforced or involuntary disappearance all over the world. As an NGO, it retains Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

FIND’s important book — “Beyond Disappearance: Chronicles of Courage” is highly regarded in the human rights community. In the words of Rep. Edcel Lagman, who wrote the book’s foreword: “The book honors the desaparecidos and those who survived the ordeals of Martial Law. It is also a constant reminder to ‘muster relentless courage in the pursuit of justice and freedom’ and a ‘potent antidote against amnesia, of forgetting the odiousness and avarice of the Marcos martial law regime.'”


Cecille Baello, Campaign and Lobby Officer
Unit 2-C 2/F Tempus Place II,
21 Matalino St.,
Diliman, Quezon City,
Tel: 63 2 7007 9128