National Association of Women and the Law
Promoting Canadian women’s equality through action, legal research and education.
Joint NAWL & Luke’s Place Brief on Bill C-78 Submitted to the Justice and Human Rights Committee
PRESS RELEASE: After waiting decades, women’s rights organizations celebrate changes to the Divorce Act
After decades of advocacy by women’s rights groups pressing for much needed changes to the Divorce Act, including by a coalition led by the National Association for Women and the Law (NAWL) and Luke’s Place, and the efforts of many feminists who engaged on Bill C-78; An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, the Divorce Act will now better respond to the realities of women and children facing family violence, and reflect the diversity of families in Canada.
Bill C—78, An Act to amend the Divorce Act, the Family Orders and Agreements Enforcement Assistance Act and the Garnishment, Attachment and Pension Diversion Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act. Speaking notes of Suki Beavers, Project Director of NAWL, to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, on June 6, 2019.
NEWS FLASH - Two federal political party leaders are ‘Up for Debate’ on gender rights - what about the rest?
OTTAWA, 29 May, 2019 – Today, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May publicly committed to participating in a federal leaders’ debate on women’s rights and gender equality in the lead-up to the October 2019 federal election.
Announcements and Events
- PRESS RELEASE: After waiting decades, women’s rights organizations celebrate changes to the Divorce Act
- Summer Research Support Officer Job Posting
- Remembering Feminist Activist Kate McInturff
- Book Launch: “The Right to Say No – Marital Rape and Law Reform in Canada, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi”
- Forum on housing as a human right: “Le logement, un droit de la personne”
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