The Global School of Human Rights equips human rights leaders with knowledge and tools for action.
We facilitate intercultural week-long seminars in San Salvador, El Salvador. Using a participatory model, students and facilitators share in the learning experience. Together, religious, student and professional leaders from different cultural backgrounds engage with one another and learn how to promote and defend human rights through the lens of the Central American experience.
We base our courses on Cristosal’s original research and programming, as well as years of experience in human rights education. All seminars include discussions led by experts working in the field, community field visits, meetings with civil leaders and intercultural exchange between North and Central American participants.
Our human rights seminars are for anyone interested in participating in processes for change locally and globally. Global School courses can serve as platforms for team building, skills building, complements to academic study, and continuing education or professional development programs. Seminars are classified according to level of intensity as follows:
Level 1 Seminars (Introductory) assume basic familiarity with El Salvador and/or human rights, and introduce Salvadoran history, human rights, and the listed topic.
Level 2 Seminars (Intermediate) assume intermediate familiarity with El Salvador and/or human rights. These seminars will review the Salvadoran context, but emphasize deeper theoretical knowledge and more advanced practical application.
Specialized Seminars are geared toward a specific field or population, providing opportunities for professionals to become more effective human rights advocates.
Check out our 2019 and 2020 seminars!
Making the Case for Asylum: Understanding Salvadoran country conditions and the international human rights law framework (Feb. 3-10)
The Cristosal Model: Applying a human rights approach to social justice (Feb. 17-23)
Human Rights and Resistance: Organizing for change (Mar. 10-17)
The Central American Refugee Crisis: A faithful response (Mar. 22-29)
Community-based Peacebuilding: Addressing violence with a rights-based approach (Jun. 3-10)
Making the Case for Asylum: Understanding Guatemalan country conditions and the international human rights law framework (Oct. 20-27)
Peace and Diversity: Addressing violence against LGBTIQ+ people with a human rights approach (Nov. 10-17)
State Violence and Police Brutality: Applying international human rights standards to local challenges
Check out our 2020 seminars!
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