The University Observatory of Human Rights (OUDH by its initials in Spanish) was an idea conceived in 2015, by the Central American University José Simeón Cañas (UCA, El Salvador), which was established in 2018. This effort has been possible thanks to the financing of two important cooperators for the development of our country: the European Union (EU), through the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights; and, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID); through the Rights and Dignity project, promoted by Counterpart and Partners El Salvador.

Our Purpose
The OUDH aims to be an academic tool that compiles, systematizes and provides information to other university units, social organizations, public institutions and civil society in general, with the purpose of creating an analysis and a responsible impact on the promotion, protection and defense of human rights in El Salvador.

Our contribution
The information obtained as a whole can provide inputs to demonstrate the situation in which the prioritized rights are found. This way, the OUDH will contribute to a better understanding of the rights and will benefit the appropriate design of public policies aimed to address them. Likewise, through its analysis, the OUDH will contribute to the follow-up of the mandates and recommendations that the different national and international authorities make to improve the human rights situation for the benefit of society.

To collect, systematize, validate and provide accurate information on the human rights situation in El Salvador.

To be the main reference point for data, information and dissemination of information on human rights in El Salvador, both nationally and internationally.

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