Kathy Murphy, representing the American Association and director of the Common Bond Project, gave thanks for the recognition. In her speech, she specifically paid tribute to Spanish sensitivity to the victims of terrorism, saying it is at the forefront in the world. Nor did she miss this opportunity to mention the other award-winning association, Association for Aid to the 11-M Victims, as a participant and an essential partner in the first Common Bond Project that took place in 2008. This extraordinary initiative, which has been recognized and awarded, brings together child victims of terrorism in different countries in a summer camp.
Finally, Irene Villa, a victim of ETA, said in her speech that the victims "want truth, respect, freedom and peace—but peace and understood through justice and without impunity."