What We Do
There are few, if any, protection options in El Salvador for families fleeing violence. Cristosal regularly advocates on both the regional and global stage with policy and decision-makers to include protections for victims displaced by violence and support for democratic institutions as key elements of a long-term peace strategy in the Northern Triangle. We also engage with state, non-profit, academic and civil society actors to collectively defend the rights of those displaced by violence in the Northern Triangle.
STRENGTHEN THE NATIONAL PROTECTION SYSTEM
Our legal assist with emblematic cases. These actions help establish legal protection mechanisms for thousands of victims, and strengthen national institutions responsible for citizen security.
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Cristosal founded and coordinates the Civil Society Working Group Against Forced Displacement by Violence, the leading national body in El Salvador advocating for the rights of those forcibly displaced by violence. The Working Group currently operates and contributes to the largest existing database of cases of forced displacement, and regularly publishes reports and policy recommendations for both civil society and state entities.