National Association of Women and the Law
Promoting Canadian women’s equality through action, legal research and education.
NAWL appeared before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada.
On May 4, 2016 NAWL appeared before the Special Committee on pay equity, urging the government to repeal the Public Sector Equitable Compensation Act and take immediate steps to draft proactive and comprehensive federal pay equity legislation.
With the support of a generous donation from Shirley Greenberg, the NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education has developed an open access law reform course. The course’s purpose is to train law students, civil society and social justice advocates more broadly in the skills necessary to advance equality rights. It is also offered as a template and resource for law professors designing courses on feminist law reform.
The NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education and Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne and Yazbeck LLP have established a scholarship in memory of our deeply missed colleague Alison Dewar. The Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law was launched on October 20, 2015 at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law.