Profiles: Edita Burgos

Edita Burgos has devoted 11 years of her senior years searching for her missing son – Jonas Burgos, one of the highest profile desaparecidos cases – with the passion, doggedness, and tenacity that's inspired many.

As leader of the local organization, Desaparecidos, she seeks justice not just for her son, but for the many other desaparecidos whose families run to her for comfort and strength. Edita has also become a source of comfort and strength for grieving mothers and wives of victims of the violent war on drugs. She volunteers her services for causes related to enforced disappearances and human rights violations.