In 2016, more than 244,200 people were forcibly displaced in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Join us in El Salvador to analyze the Central American refugee crisis through the lens of human rights and develop concrete tools to respond.
North and Central American participants will examine the causes of the refugee crisis in Central America, immigration policy throughout the Americas and international frameworks for protecting migrants. What structures contribute to forced migration and displacement in El Salvador, especially for the most vulnerable populations? How can we address this crisis? How do we improve immigration policy to meet international human rights standards?
Participants will apply the fundamental human rights framework for understanding transnational interconnectedness, understand the root causes of forced migration and the rights of migrants and refugees. Using this understanding, they can analyze policies on international migration in Latin America and the world, especially in relation to U.S. immigration policies. This analysis will help participants develop tools to implement the human rights approach to activism and community organizing in their own communities.
- Human Rights
- Immigration Reform
- Asylum, Refugees, Migration
- Intercultural Learning