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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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ABCAustralia: Report finds gender biases in Pacific lead to shorter jail

ABC Australia did an excellent interview of co-author Emily Christie on ICAAD’s report on the impact of gender bias in the judiciary.http://bit.ly/1YamzCy (Original Link) Report finds gender biases in Pacific lead to shorter jail sentences Updated January 4, 2016 at 3:54pm A new report’s found that gender biases and […]

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Report Reveals Concerns of Gender Bias in Courts in the Pacific Islands

December 10th, Honiara, Solomon Islands: Gender bias has affected sentencing outcomes in more than 50% of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) cases in Pacific Island Countries. In a report released today on judicial sentencing practices of SGBV, including sexual assault and domestic violence cases, the International Center for […]

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Justice Sector Reform to Protect Women & Girls

Sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) has a negative and profound impact on women and girls’ lives: health, education, safety, familial relationships, economic advancement etc.. According to a U.N. Women study in the Solomon Islands, 74% of women survey believed the court system would be the best […]

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Locking Horns with the World’s Most Challenging Problems at CGI

ICAAD was invited back as a member to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) this year and was fortunate to have five team members attend the recent CGI Week of Action leading up to the upcoming CGI Annual meeting at the end of September. “Engagement with CGI members is […]

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Clinton Global Initiative (CGI): ICAAD’s Commitment to Action

At the 10th Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, ICAAD and its partners announced a Commitment to Action to combat violence against women (VAW) in the Pacific Islands, where “[l]ifetime prevalence rates for physical and sexual violence by partner and non-partner among Pacific Island women falls between […]

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ICAAD Conducts Workshop for Lawyers from 12 Pacific Island Countries at Gender and the Law Conference in Fiji

ICAAD Conducts Workshop for Lawyers from 12 Pacific Island Countries at Gender and the Law Conference in Fiji  Role of Gender Stereotyping and Cultural Norms on Sentencing Nadi, Fiji – December 10, 2014: On Human Rights Day and the final day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, we […]

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Fiji: Laying the Foundation to Combat Violence Against Women

Fiji: Laying the Foundation to Combat Violence Against Women  July 21, 2014 Suva, Fiji – ICAAD recently brought a team of six members to the capital city of Suva, Fiji to build partnerships, hear from local and regional activists, and lay the foundation for programs seeking to […]

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March 8th is International Women's Day recognizing the struggle for women's rights. We are privileged to have the opportunity to meet, learn, and support courageous women's rights advocates like @vanuatuwomenscentre on the front lines of that struggle. ... See MoreSee Less

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