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.


Featured Media
guardian picture thumb

Meet the women fighting corruption and saving mothers’ lives in India

Corruption, a lack of political will and poor medical facilities are a lethal mix for new mothers in India’s Assam ... Read More
Haoua Brahim thumb

Sexual Crimes – Largely Forgotten in the Habré Case

Dakar, October 16, 2015 - Five weeks after the start of the trial of former Chadian dictator, Hissène Habré, 17 ... Read More
Bryan Miller and Bill Clinton thumbnail

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
GPBReport thumbnail

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

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
Serving Vulnerable Thumbnail

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


The age breakdown of victim/ survivors of violence in over 900 randomly selected cases raises challenging questions. The report will be released in 10 days! Its #GivingTuesday, support ICAAD! globalgiving.org/20290 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Photos from International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination - ICAAD's post (2 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Targeting judicial bias is an important step to promoting access to justice for women and girls. Another teaser from the report we're releasing in 13 days. Read more about the project: bit.ly/1OvV5Q5 #HearHerRoar ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

14 days until ICAAD releases a groundbreaking report on sentencing in gender-based violence cases. Case example: ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook