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.
ICAAD was invited back to CGI this year and later this month will be raising awareness of our Commitment to Action to Promote Access to Justice for Women and Girls in Pacific Island Countries.
We are excited to see many events focused on women and girls in the Annual Meeting Agenda related to ICAAD's work, including conversations around "The Economic Implications of Gender-Based Violence," "The Future of Equality and Opportunity," "Unleashing Women's Economic Opportunities," and "Investing in Prevention and Resilient Health Systems."
+*-More than 60% of women and girls in the Pacific Islands have faced domestic violence or sexual assault, in contrast to about 35% worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In fact, in the Pacific Island Countries (PICs), the rate of physical or sexual violence against …
Try to imagine a country where you're denied healthcare, adoption rights, fired from your job, or told to eat somewhere else simply because you're straight. Would you expect laws to be enacted denouncing these absurd discriminations?
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"An unelected, all-male village council in India has decided to punish a man who eloped with a married woman by ordering his two sisters to be raped."
"The Washington Post notes the number of reported rape cases in India skyrocketed nearly 900 percent in the 40 years leading up to 2012, when nearly 25,000 incidents were reported. The outlet cites a societal disregard for sexual violence, a lack of police action and familial pressure to keep rape quiet as a trifecta of opposition towards further action against the crime."
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