Gilad is an artist, human rights advocate and founder of JAYU, a charity that uses art to share human rights stories. Gilad has been actively involved in the human rights scene since 2006. Feeling the need to raise more awareness in his own community, Gilad launched JAYU in 2012, using art as the main vehicle. In 2015, he was selected as a Rothschild Fellow through The University of Cambridge in the UK, as well as a fellow with the Toronto Arts Council Leaders Lab in 2017. He is currently the co-host of The Hum, a human rights podcast.