The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo is an association of Argentine mothers whose children have “disappeared” during the “Dirty War” in Argentina that took place in 1976 – 1983. Many of the “disappeared” were often tortured or killed and disposed of in unmarked graves. The mothers would organize themselves in front of the presidential palace wearing white baby shawls or scarves over their heads with the names of their children, a symbol of their movement; a march of resistance against an oppressive government. This movement gave a voice to the mothers, resisting and demanding answers for their children’s disappearances. The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo would be an inspiration to other social movements throughout Latin America.