There is a new urgency around preserving fragments of truth in Afghanistan. The fragments are buried in mass graves in every province of the country. These sites contain the answers to the questions, “What happened?” “How?” and “Who?”
PHR is at work in Afghanistan, building on what we learned in El Salvador, Rwanda, and the former Yugoslavia: that the objectivity and transparency of forensic techniques are critical to creating an accurate record of the past.
But sites are endangered by pending development and because grieving families seek answers themselves, leaving evidence jumbled. Can you make a gift today to fund our urgent work?
Forensic inquiry demonstrates that you can do more than clamor for the truth — scientific evidence can prove what happened. That proof can help a country accept the past and move forward towards a peaceful society.
Your gift today helps prove what happened in Afghanistan and in other mass atrocities around the world. And it supports PHR’s efforts to protect medical professionals in conflict, to assist asylum seekers, to provide evidence of sexual violence in conflict zones, and to document horrific acts of torture. It supports our work to alert decision makers and the press to these human rights violations and leads to change in policies at the highest levels.
Mark, I assure you that your investment will make a difference. Please make a contribution today.
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October 23, 2012