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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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

New York, NY - October 8, 2014: At the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, ICAAD and its partners ... 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


On Int'l Day in Support of Victims of #Torture, we bring attention to Mr. Barapind's case as he seeks accountability from the #Indian government. #Sikh ... See MoreSee Less

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We are so thankful to all the donors who have helped us secure a permanent spot on Global Giving. This means that throughout the year we can continue to raise money to change the culture of abuse and assault towards women and girls in the pacific island region.Today is the international day in support for victims of torture, and it makes it especially apparent that everyday there are those that are suffering, and that we have the power to end it. For more information or to check our progress go to https:goto.gg/20290 and please donate today. ... See MoreSee Less

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