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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Informal Injustice? Customary Mechanisms and the Emerging Role of Community Paralegals

We're excited to share a fantastic guest post on informal justice mechanisms and the role of community paralegals from Akhila Kolisetty, ... Read More
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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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Report Reveals Concerns of Gender Bias in Courts in the Pacific Islands

December 10th, Honiara, Solomon Islands: Gender bias has affected sentencing outcomes in more than 50% of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) ... 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 – 3 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. Mission: ... Read More


The statistic cited in the interview also rankled our ears, so we decided to look for it -- and this article hit the problem on the head.

"She juxtaposes the deaths of black men and the deaths of police like they are enemies in a war of rival factions, instead of citizens of the same country. She also equates the killing of unarmed black males with the deaths of police officers at the hands of cop killers, like some grisly tit-for-tat. In doing so, Mac Donald is perpetuating the long standing racist narrative castigating black men as criminals, which has been historically and structurally pervasive within the US justice system."
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