• Over two decades after the civil war, Salvadorans are still looking for their lost loved ones.
  • Decades later, no one has been held responsible for ordering these atrocities.
  • We cannot learn from our history until we confront the consequences it wrought.
  • The conflict that racked El Salvador was fueled by international forces, particularly the US government.


In recognition of the Day of the Disappeared Child in El Salvador on March 29, we are proud to release the results of a collaboration between University of Washington undergraduates and the Salvadoran human rights organization Asociación Pro-Búsqueda. UW students produced two documentary videos and a report documenting the Quesera and Canoas massacres, telling the stories of seven survivors whose children and family members were forcibly abducted by Salvadoran government forces during the civil war. Help them and other families search for their loved ones by sharing these videos and spreading the word. Read more…

Our Mission

Unfinished Sentences is an initiative of the University of Washington Center for Human Rights to encourage public participation in support of human rights in El Salvador. Through this effort, we aim to document and share the stories of survivors of crimes against humanity committed in the context of El Salvador’s armed conflict, and to support Salvadoran efforts for truth and accountability.