What We Do
There are few, if any, protection options in El Salvador for families fleeing violence. Cristosal advocates on the regional and global stage 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 defend the rights of those displaced by violence in the Northern Triangle.
STRENGTHENing THE NATIONAL PROTECTION SYSTEM
Our legal team assists with emblematic cases that establish legal precedents for justice. These cases set legal standards that benefit thousands of victims. They also strengthen national institutions responsible for citizen security.
FILLing THE INFORMATION GAP
Cristosal founded and coordinates the leading national body in El Salvador advocating for the rights of people forcibly displaced by violence, the Civil Society Working Group Against Forced Displacement by Violence. This group operates and contributes to the largest database of cases of forced displacement, and regularly publishes reports and policy recommendations for civil society and state organizations.