Commitment to Action

Designing Against Discrimination: Accountability for VAW

Commitment by

International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD)

In 2014, ICAAD, in partnership with DLA Piper, Manatt, Phelps & Philips, Parsons’ School of Design Strategies, and Huridocs, committed to combat legislative structural failures that perpetuate sexual and gender based violence and discrimination against women in Fiji and other Pacific Island nations. According to Fiji Women’s Crisis Center, 64% of women and girls in Fiji experience intimate partner violence, and the annual cost of this violence is equal to seven percent of the country’s GDP. To improve access to justice and increase accountability for perpetrators, ICAAD will analyze case law and failures in the system, provide Rule of Law trainings to relevant legal professionals, and engage local actors in strengthening local systems. Through these efforts, ICAAD and its partners will improve access to justice for over five million women and girls in the Pacific Islands region, and remediate the gender discrimination currently embedded within the very structures that should be providing justice, redress, and protection.

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Commitment

Designing Against Discrimination: Accountability for VAW

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$850,000

Region

Oceania, Asia

Countries

FIJI, Kiribati, MICRONESIA, FEDERAL STATES OF, NAURU, PALAU, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, SAMOA, SOLOMON ISLANDS, TONGA, VANUATU

Commitment by

International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

HURIDOCS, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Parsons The New School for Design, Dla Piper Llp