Public knowledge about hostage-taking is limited. Given its frequency varies hugely from one country to another and that there are sensitivities around the resolution, general awareness about the profound impact of hostage-taking on families is very low.

In line with our mission to ensure returning hostages and their families are well supported, we work with law-making and policy-shaping institutions to ensure they take into account the severe impact that kidnapping and detentions have on families. We aim to represent the voice of families affected by kidnapping who would not normally have a say and may not be in a position to state their needs or their perspective.