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“Ignoring the phenomenon of displacement can be a way of avoiding responsibility”

Cristosal’s executive director, Noah Bullock, suggests that the authorities will start creating policies for victim protection when the population demands…
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Extrajudicial executions in El Salvador: No more

Cristosal, together with the Institute for Human Rights at the University of Central America, José Simeón Cañas (IDHUCA), the Passionist…
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Making the Invisible Visible: Hidden Signs of Violence

SAN SALVADOR– Human rights organization Cristosal released its 2017 Annual Report on Forced Displacement in El Salvador on Thursday, April…
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Cristosal is a Regional Human Rights Organization

We are an institution specialized in the defense of the human rights of victims of different types of violence. Cristosal is recognized locally, nationally, regionally and internationally for the implementation of a human rights-based approach. Our programmatic lines are focused on: accompaniment to victims, study and learning, community development and strategic litigation. Our headquarters are located in San Salvador, El Salvador and we have offices in Guatemala City, Guatemala and Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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Force displacement monitoring system in the northern triangle

Threats, extortion, murder and other acts of forced violence in the northern Triangle forced some 500,000 people to flee their homes in 2016. These victims, largely invisible to the violence, have few effective options for protection or assistance. Cristosal works hard with a network of civil society organizations to change that reality.

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