Commitment to Action

UPR Accountability Initiative: Access to Justice for G&W

Commitment by

International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD)

In 2014, ICAAD, in partnership with data scientists and gender specialists, committed to increase the efficacy of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (UPR), a mechanism designed to monitor human rights violations in UN member states and issue recommendations for improvement. In a pilot project in Fiji, ICAAD will use automated information extraction to monitor the implementation of those recommendation, and to promote accountability against human rights indicators, particularly those that address discrimination against women and girls. After defining specific indicators on sexual and gender-based violence, ICAAD and partners will utilize text mining, semantic analysis, and machine learning to review sexual assault and domestic violence cases, determining whether courts are effectively implementing domestic violence legislation and adhering to international human rights principles when deciding sentences for perpetrators. Findings will be used to advocate for specific actions that the State can undertake to improve legal outcomes for women who have been victims of violence.

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Commitment

UPR Accountability Initiative: Access to Justice for G&W

Launched

2014

Est. Duration

1 Year

Estimated Total Value

$784,500

Region

Oceania

Countries

FIJI

Commitment by

International Center for Advocates Against Discrimination (ICAAD)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Data-Pop Alliance, CKM Advisors, Global Insight International