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.
We are excited! We just sent out a major report on sentencing in gender-based violence cases in the Pacific Islands to the printers. The report will be released on International Human Rights Day - 12/10 - stay tuned! ... See MoreSee Less
The Pacific Island region has the highest rate of violence against women in the world. On average, more than 60% of women and girls face sexual and gender based violence. ICAAD is improving judicial accountability through evidence-based analysis, advocacy, and rule of law trainings, focusing on gend…
Trauma care, skill development and child friendly courtrooms were some of the recommendations and suggestions which experts feel will help in tackling the cause of child labour and trafficking in the country.
We find ourselves commemorating yet another anniversary for the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the most comprehensive human rights treaty on children’s rights and notably the most widely ratified treaty since its introduction over 25 years ago. The treaty has been ratified by every country w…