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

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


The International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD) is non-profit organization that combats structural discrimination and promotes human rights norms consistent with public international law. Structural discrimination refers to systems of inequality that provide a social, political, cultural, or economic advantage to a dominant group while furthering barriers of exclusion that make marginalized communities more susceptible to violence and indignity. ICAAD brings together passionate multidisciplinary teams of lawyers, data scientists, universities, and design strategists to improve access to justice for women, girls, and vulnerable communities, while strengthening the capacity of civil society and government.


ICAAD is recognized in the United States as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your charitable donation is tax-deductible. ICAAD incorporated in New York in 2012 as a nonprofit corporation.

Financial Statements
Below you will find ICAAD’s financial statements. For further information, please contact (917)971-5713.

IRS 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Determination Letter

ICAAD 2017 IRS 990 Tax Filing

ICAAD 2016 IRS 990 Tax Filing

ICAAD 2015 IRS 990 Tax Filing

ICAAD 2014 IRS 990 Tax Filing

ICAAD 2013 IRS 990 Tax Filing

ICAAD 2012 IRS 990 Tax Filing

ICAAD Guidestar


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Phone: 917-971-5713
Fax: 646-807-4647
EIN: 45-4552704


On May 17, 2019, ICAAD Advisor Erin Thomas’ publication: Compacts of Free Association in FSM, RMI, and Palau: Implications for the 2023-2024 Renewal Negotiations (hrbrief.org/2019/03/compacts-of-free-association-in-fsm-rmi-and-palau-implications-for-the-2023-2...) was cited by the President of Palau, Tommy Remengesau Jr., in an op-ed published in The Hill (thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/444291-pacific-defense-pact-renewal-vital-to-the-u...). In her piece, Erin points to critical issues stakeholders have raised regarding human trafficking, adoption policies, and COFA migrant rights among other important human rights issues.

Some of the above-mentioned policy gaps span several of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly 10 (reduced inequalities) and 17 (partnership for the goals). Holistically, the existing COFA agreements represent the type of inequity that SDG 10 seeks to address. SDG 17 promotes inclusive and participatory decision-making at the international, national, and local levels. Developing transparency on both sides will allow for a more equitable process and outcome for the renewal negotiations.

The issues within the existing agreements also involve SDG 16 (peace, justice, and strong institutions) and limited access to justice regarding redress for nuclear testing and environmental destruction. This impacts targets and indicators including SDG 13 (climate action) and SDG 3 (good health and well-being). Finally, SDG 10 and 8’s targets for responsible migration policies are important considering the limited provisions for COFA migrants in the U.S. and U.S. territories.
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