El Salvador -- Human Rights Delegations for Young Leaders -- Winter 2007-2008

Starting Date: 01-01-2008
Ending Date: 01-13-2008

15 Gage Street
Kingston, New York 12486
United States
Application Deadline: September 21, 2007

Global Youth Connect, an international human rights organization, is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications from young leaders (ages 18-25) for our Winter 2007-2008 International Human Rights Delegations. Program locations include: El Salvador and Rwanda.

Human rights delegations are a unique, first-hand opportunity to cross cultural boundaries and learn about the daily reality of human rights as experienced in a complex and increasingly globalized world. Each delegation weaves together three core sets of activities: site visits to local organizations, hands-on fieldwork projects, and a human rights training workshop with local youth activists.

El Salvador (January 1 -- January 13, 2008)
Program Tuition: $1,635

This delegation will explore the roots of El Salvador’s 12-year civil war, the long-term impact of the war on Salvadoran society, and the continued persistence of long-standing economic and social inequities that have fueled conflict throughout this tiny nation’s history.

Delegation participants will come to understand current social, political, and economic problems faced by Salvadoran society within a broader historical context—including the impact of past and present U.S foreign policies on the lives of Salvadorans. Delegation activities will focus in particular on the efforts of human rights activists and youth to recover from a tumultuous and devastating period of violence and repression, and build a more just, equitable, and peaceful society. Spanish proficiency is required.

To read a report on our recent work in El Salvador, please visit the following link:


For application and program information for the Winter 2007-2008 program to El Salvador, please visit the following link:

Geographical Scope: International

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