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Handbook puts gender bias on the spot

Lawyers and local advocacy organisations will gain access to an important tool needed to identify gender bias within legal decisions made in Pacific Island Countries (PICs). The International Centre for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD) released a handbook detailing its methodology in examining sentencing patterns with a view […]

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Fijian Judiciary Collaborates with ICAAD to Improve Access to Justice

ICAAD has built credibility with the Fijian Judiciary over 5 years through rule of law trainings, publication of reports centered on judicial bias, and direct engagement with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Chief Magistrate, and Chief Registrar of the Family Courts. Recently, the Chief Justice approved […]

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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 awareness on combating sexual harassment in the workplace. The training targeted key stakeholders and agencies to strengthen implementation of laws and policies. The 3-day training workshop was […]

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Assessing Gender-based Violence in Niue

ICAAD Advisor, Erin Thomas, visited Niue (pronounced Nu-way) twice this year, conducted in-person interviews with advocates, academics, and government officials. Erin presented this Report to key representatives and is working on opportunities to conduct comprehensive data gathering and trainings on gender-based violence in 2018.

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Combating Sexual Harassment for Women

ICAAD has teamed up with Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and Fiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM) to conduct a train the trainers program to combat sexual harassment in the workplace for major public and private sector groups across Fiji. The program is designed to be scaled and […]

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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 Fiji, following the submission of a Parallel Report drafted by ICAAD on behalf of a coalition of local NGOs. While the Parallel Report mentioned efforts made in […]

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The Rising Tide of a Stronger Judiciary

ICAAD’s work to improve access to justice for women and girls in the Pacific is currently focusing on fact that sentences are reduced in 52% of cases of violent crimes against women and girls because of gender-bias and customary reconciliation practices. In many cases perpetrators are given […]

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Applying machine learning to detect judicial bias in the Pacific Islands

In this cross-post from ICAAD partner HURIDOCS’ blog, Natalie Widmann describes the new sentencing database we are working on to promote consistency, transparency and accountability in the Pacific Island region: Language is a beautiful way of communication that provides us with infinite ways to express ourselves. However, understanding […]

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Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) cites ICAAD on Nauru

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) cited ICAAD in its recent submission to the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs – Conditions and Treatment of Asylum Seekers and Refugees at the Regional Processing Centres in the Republic of Nauru and Papua New Guinea: “In […]

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ICAAD at SwitchPoint 2016 – Video & Photo Gallery

SwitchPoint 2016 Pictures Courtesy Intrahealth International  

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#RaiseYourShield

Our friends with the Micronesia Climate Change Alliance gathered this week at the Guam Legislature in protest of the Guam Power Authority's planned Liquefied Natural Gas power plant. In this climate crisis, we stand in solidarity for renewable energy. ... See MoreSee Less

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