Building multidisciplinary partnerships & strategies to combat structural discrimination globally


We believe that women & girls can reach their full potential when systems are designed to include their experiences and voices, and existing patriarchal systems are disabled. Our programs expand access to justice and human rights education by using evidence-based solutions that are institutionalized in local communities affecting millions of women & girls.
We believe that the identity of marginalized communities must be safeguarded. This happens when their ethnic, national, religious, linguistic, political, or cultural backgrounds are not seen as antithetical to the State, but rather, as a driving force towards creating a pluralistic society. Ensuring equal dignity for minorities helps to ensure just and equitable systems.
The U.N. Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism is central to how we monitor discrimination globally because of its universal coverage of human rights issues and ability to track States who have explicitly agreed to address human rights gaps by reforming their domestic policy. We train law students and civil society on law as an invaluable advocacy tool.


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Locking Horns with the World’s Most Challenging Problems at CGI

ICAAD was invited back as a member to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this year and was fortunate to have ... Read More
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Global Pro Bono Report: Accessing Justice – Three Year Anniversary Review

The Global Pro Bono Report shows the breadth and depth of ICAAD's ability to leverage multidisciplinary partnerships to catalyze social ... Read More
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Tortured Sikh Leader Sues Indian Government in U.S. Courts

ICAAD is representing, on appeal, a Sikh political activist in India who is seeking damages in U.S. Courts from the ... Read More
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No Time to Lose: Adivasi Women Demand Accountable Health System

Nazdeek, PAJHRA and ICAAD announced the release of the report, No Time to Lose: Fighting Maternal and Infant Mortality through ... Read More

Clinton Global Initiative (CGI): ICAAD’s Commitment to Action

At the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, ICAAD and its partners announced a Commitment to Action to combat ... Read More
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Serving Vulnerable Communities Globally: Introduction to ICAAD

Vision: As societies build walls of separation between communities, ICAAD works to remove each brick to illuminate our common humanity ... Read More


Speaking with Freida Pinto, @BecauseImFreida, about the future of girl's education in the Pacific islands & bringing @girlrising to Fiji
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Another good day at the #CGI2015 is turning into a good night. More talks, more discussions, more progress! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our findings from the Pacific Island Region show that in domestic violence and sexual assault cases, full sentences are rarely served.

The system is broken, and we need to all come together to foster change at goto.gg/20290
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