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Building multidisciplinary partnerships & strategies to combat structural discrimination globally

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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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ABCAustralia: Report finds gender biases in Pacific lead to shorter jail

ABC Australia did an excellent interview of co-author Emily Christie on ICAAD's report on the impact of gender bias in ... Read More
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Radio New Zealand: New study says gender bias is impeding justice

Radio New Zealand Int'l interviewed an author of our Report (http://bit.ly/1YamzCy) on the impact of gender bias in the judiciary ... Read More
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Report Reveals Concerns of Gender Bias in Courts in the Pacific Islands

December 10th, Honiara, Solomon Islands: Gender discrimination has affected sentence outcomes in more than 50% of sexual and gender-based violence ... Read More
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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
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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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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

#RaiseYourShield

Video well worth watching to understand how racial and ethnic disparities affect pretrial justice. ... See MoreSee Less

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International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination - ICAAD shared Nazdeek's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Hooray! We had a very successful meeting with our community paralegals from our End MM Now project, government health officials and ASHA supervisors from the Balipara Block, Assam. Every 3 months a Citizen Grievance Forum will be set, where our paralegals will share in an open, collaborative space reports from the field on barriers that women face in accessing maternal health. Our shared goal: end maternal mortality! Pajhra International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination - ICAAD

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