Inad joined APCOM in 2013 and works in advocacy for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and people living with HIV. He is currently heading the JumpStart campaign.
Inad’s tenure with the Social Health of Inter-Ethnic Networks for Empowerment, or SHINE, in General Santos City, Philippines, inflamed his passion for advocacy. Inad’s knowledge of human rights and redress mechanisms were strengthened during his experience with the international monitoring team in the Philippines. He also worked with human rights experts and international human rights lawyers in documenting human rights violations in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.
Inad studied law at the Ateneo de Davao University in the Philippines while working as a legal officer for an organisation promoting the rights of indigenous peoples and internally displaced persons. At the same time, he served legal cases on violations against women and children. He also served as legal support for a human rights defenders programme in Mindanao.