I find the title unsettling, let alone the subject, especially after reading the opening paragraph on the United Nation’s website: Enforced disappearances has frequently been used as a strategy to spread terror within the society... So why use the words in the title?
Our words are important. International Day for the Victims of Non-Consensual Disappearances might be a better name for the day and it honors them with our attention. We need no more terror within our societies. We need solutions.
Who are the victims? The people who have been taken, abducted “without their consent” and this includes the high numbers of those trafficked for non-consensual sex and labor.
Victims are also the families and friends of the person who has disappeared. Entire communities can be affected from the loss of loved ones.
Eagle eyes are needed in every community. We do well to be awake and aware of how profuse this problem is, and we need to be able to act quickly. Know who in your neighborhood you can trust. Be vigilant. This crime against humanity is insidious how it hides in plain sight.
Our Sheriffs have taken oaths to serve the people as Peace Officers. Click that hyperlink and know who they are, and when a person is found, let us envision a series of wellness steps in place for the individual and their family’s support, recovery and bright health.
In 2021, the United States was recorded to have the largest number of missing persons in the world according to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). In 2022, they published a list that shows the 10 states with the highest number of missing persons.
May a new awareness of this day arise and ultimately assist to eradicate the problem and put solutions into the hands of the people. Things must and will change.
World population: https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/missing-persons-statistics-by-country
The List: https://worldpopulationreview.com/state-rankings/missing-persons-by-state
Author: Kris Farquhar
Lady Freedom Council
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Author: Kristen Farquhar is a Holistic Health & Arts Practitioner, book illustrator and