Nélida Gómez de Navajas

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Nélida Gómez de Navajas (July 23, 1927 – May 2, 2012) was an Argentine human rights activist. She was one of the founding members of the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo.[1][2][3] Gómez's daughter, Cristina Silvia Navajas de Santucho, was kidnapped on July 13, 1976.[1] It was later discovered that Cristina was two months pregnant at the time of her kidnapping.[3][4] It was believed that Gómez's grandchild was born in the Campo de Mayo in February 1977, though neither has ever been found.[3][4]

Nélida Gómez de Navajas actively searched for her missing grandchild for the rest of her life.[3] She also devoted her time to activism on behalf of her daughter and the estimated 13,000 people who disappeared during the Dirty War.[1]

She was also the Vice President of the Instituto Multimedia DerHumALC, which organizes the Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos, a human rights film festival.[5]

Nélida Gómez de Navajas died on May 2, 2012.[4]

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