Quarterly Newsletter: September 2020

Quarterly Newsletter: September 2020

While this year didn’t go exactly to plan (understatement of the year), we adapted quickly and continue to be a driver of equity and systems change. Over the past few months, we have expanded projects, brought together new teams, and amplified our impact. ...
Trump’s Portland Response? Torture.

Trump’s Portland Response? Torture.

While violently responding to the protests in Washington DC on June 1, 2020, the Trump administration violated international human rights law, and the events in Portland, Oregon are another example. The Black Lives Matter movement shined light on excessive violence in...
ICAAD at the UN 2016-2020

ICAAD at the UN 2016-2020

This year marks the fourth anniversary of ICAAD’s UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Consultative status. Consultative status provides unique access to ECOSOC and other UN human rights mechanisms. As a human rights organization guided by international human...
Exploring Explainable Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Exploring Explainable Artificial Intelligence (AI)

ICAAD recently participated in a workshop by the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence on Explainability in Machine Learning. The idea behind explainable AI is to build accountability, transparency, and trust in the outputs of AI-driven programs. These programs are...
Training the Next Generation of Advocates

Training the Next Generation of Advocates

Disrupting Unjust Systems Through Behavioral Science & Design Thinking, a half-semester course that concluded earlier this month, explored how to address issues of bias, stereotyping, and customary practices that shape discriminatory systems globally.  From...