National Association of Women and the Law

Promoting Canadian women’s equality through action, legal research and education.

  • NAWL & Luke’s Place Joint Brief on Bill C-78

    Joint NAWL & Luke’s Place Brief on Bill C-78 Submitted to the Justice and Human Rights Committee

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  • Up for Debate 2019

    During the 2019 federal election, the Up For Debate Alliance is calling on all federal party leaders to commit to a national televised debate to share their priorities on women’s rights and gender equality.

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  • 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.

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  • Bill C-78: Speaking notes of Suki Beavers, Project Director of NAWL, to the Senate Committee

    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.

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