Virtual Course: Making the Case for Asylum (El Salvador)

Dates: October 25 to October 29, 2021

Cost: $350

Registration Deadline: October 20, 2021

Open Course: Enrollment is open to all who are interested in learning about asylum, assuming a basic knowledge of the subject matter. Salvadorans and international participants are welcome. The principle of non-discrimination applies.


Participate in an intercultural discussion with professionals from El Salvador and the United States about requests for asylum. We will analyze the current realities on the ground that confront displaced populations and those who seek asylum in other countries. We will also reflect on the current context in El Salvador, the role of the Salvadoran state, and the national and international norms involved in this system. This course emphasizes understanding asylum in the United States through the framework of international humanitarian protection.

The objective of this course is to examine the Salvadoran context, the root causes and triggers that contribute to forced displacement and asylum-seeking in other countries through a human rights-based perspective.


  • To deepen understanding of the definition of asylum and the situations that force people to seek it.
  • To identify gaps between the laws and protections in the Northern Triangle and the United States and the international human rights standards for displaced persons, refugees, and asylum-seekers.
  • To analyze the context of violence, discrimination, and vulnerability experienced by specific populations.
  • To hear about the latest developments in El Salvador and the United States, from professionals who work directly on these issues.
  • To learn about the application of a human rights focus through Cristosal’s work.

What does my registration include?

The course tuition fee of $350 includes participation in live, virtual sessions with specialists as well as access to activities and material stored on the Moodle platform. Participants will be issued a certificate of participation. Please inquire about continuing education credits.

Duration: 5 hours of live sessions in Zoom and approximately 7 hours of self-study materials through the virtual platform Moodle.

Modality: Virtual

Schedule for Live Sessions:

Sessions Date Start Time End Time
Session 1 Mon. Oct. 25, 2021 11:00 am (GMT-6) 12:00 pm


Session 2 Tues. Oct. 26, 2021 11:00 am (GMT-6) 12:00 pm


Session 3 Wed. Oct. 27, 2021 11:00 am (GMT-6) 12:00 pm


Session 4 Thurs. Oct. 28, 2021 11:00 am (GMT-6) 12:00 pm


Session 5 Fri. Oct. 29, 2021 11:00 am (GMT-6) 12:00 pm


*Live sessions will be recorded in Zoom and shared via Moodle. Participants who are unable to attend at the scheduled times will have access to the recordings.

Steps for registration:

Fill in the course registration link:

Make a payment:

There are two payment options.

  1. Make the payment at the following link: After making the payment, take a screenshot and send an email with the subject line “Course Payment” and the screenshot attached to:
  2. Send a check for the course fee to the following address, with a note on the “memo” line that it is for a Global School Course. You can send a copy of the check or an email confirming that you have sent payment to:

Cristosal INC

PO Box 4424

Burlington, VT, 05406

About Cristosal:Cristosal is a non-governmental organization that works to advance human rights in Central America through rights-based research, learning, and programming. We support victims of violence by providing protection when they need it most, repair the persistent effects of human rights violations, and help to create the conditions where peace can be possible. We address these issues through five tools: victim accompaniment, strategic litigation, community development, original research, and strategic communication. For more information, visit: