ICAAD is a human rights advocacy center working at the intersection of legal innovation and design justice. We use our expertise to help communities and governments to create a more equitable future.
Local NGOs and Governments can benefit from ICAAD’s expertise in institutionalizing best practices.
Advocacy & Reform
Challenging systems allowing discriminatory laws, policies, and customary practices that fuel violence against vulnerable communities.
Human Rights Education
Training the next generation on human rights and providing tools that can be used to disrupt and abolish unjust systems.
Organizations can leverage our data resources and explore new technologies to fill knowledge gaps and plan more strategic interventions.
Artists can work with ICAAD to develop their practices to advance human rights and social justice through their work.
Collaborated with the Fijian judiciary to issue practice directives, informed by data, to all magistrates on improving access to justice and removing bias in domestic violence and sexual offence cases.
Collaborated with NGO Nazdeek in India to empower marginalized women resulting in improved health care delivery, reduced bribery, and more consistent food rations for pregnant women.
Built capacity for IntraHealth International’s Executive Team (an organisation with 500 employees in 37 countries) by sharing ICAAD’s systems approach to linking justice and health sector advocacy to combat structural discrimination.
Changed how the Federal Bureau of Investigations (F.B.I.) captures data on hate crimes in the U.S. by including vulnerable groups (Arabs, Sikhs, Hindus etc.) previously excluded on the Hate Crime Incident form.
ICAAD’s presentation of our pilot case law analysis before attorney generals of 17 Pacific Island Countries (PICs) contributed to amendments to sexual offence legislation in Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Wandering Law in Barbados Declared Unconstitutional and Discriminatory
This is a long-overdue step towards protecting the human rights of youth in the country.
The Displacement and Dispossession of Banaba: Policy Brief and Overview
Read our guide about the Banaban community and their key advocacy objectives.
Art Exhibit Brings Banaban Human Rights Struggles to Global Stage
An art exhibit is bringing the struggles of the Banaban community to the global stage.
Artist Spotlight: Katja Phutaraksa Neef
Find out what motivates our Artivist-in-Residence’s advocacy efforts.