"As societies build walls of separation between communities,
ICAAD works to remove each brick to illuminate our common humanity"

Building multidisciplinary partnerships & strategies to combat structural discrimination globally

Programs

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

Sexual Harassment Train the Trainers Workshop

ICAAD in partnership with The Fiji Women's Rights Movement (FWRM) organised the first ever train the trainers workshop to raise ... Read More

Addressing Racism in VR + Donor Spotlight

Dear friend of ICAAD, This season, we are grateful that ICAAD has grown to be a vibrant community of people ... Read More

Report Sets off Flurry of Questions for Women’s Rights Review

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) recently released an 8 page list of questions for ... Read More

Demanding Access to Vital Services in Delhi

In December 2016, Nazdeek and ICAAD launched the SMS for Justice program in Delhi to track access to vital services ... Read More

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

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

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Americans in U.S. territories can’t vote for president. This week the Supreme Court refused to hear a case to extend voting rights to Americans in U.S. territories. Hear what people on Guam have to say about the issue:
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