Taking Action

  • Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada

    NAWL appeared before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada.

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  • NAWL Appeared before the the Special Committee on Pay Equity

    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.

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  • NAWL is proud to join Up for Debate

    NAWL is proud to join Up for Debate, a campaign formed by an alliance of over 100 organizations from across the country, representing over 3.5 million Canadians.

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  • Joint Brief on the Impact of Bill C-42 on Women’s Safety

    On May 7, 2015, NAWL submitted a Joint Brief on the Impact of Bill C-42 on Women’s Safety to the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security.

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  • Feminist Leadership Summit 2011

    In February 2011, NAWL hosted a Feminist Leadership Summit in Ottawa that was attended by twenty-one young feminists from across Canada. All of the Summit participants, representing a diverse range of identities, had demonstrated leadership skills and equality rights work experience in their communities.

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  • Campus Caucuses

    In its early years, NAWL was both directed and supported in its work by caucuses at many law schools across the country. The caucuses were made up of feminist law students and professors who were interested in working on national women’s equality issues. They were critical to NAWL’s [...]

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  • Coalition for Women’s Equality

    As part of the Ad Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights, NAWL maintains an ongoing campaign to pressure the federal parties to commit to concrete and meaningful measures to advance women’s equality.

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  • Workshop Towards a More Inclusive Maternity/Paternal Benefits Regime

    For the last three years, NAWL has been exploring ways of improving maternity and parental benefits for women living outside Québec. The NAWL Working Group has had several in-depth discussions on this issue, did extensive research on existing literature in Québec, Canada and abroad, and has consulted widely with women across Canada.

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  • The Mothering in Law Conference

    A conference to discuss some of the policies, programs and reforms that will really promote the equality rights of mothers: improved maternity and parental benefits, universal childcare, family law reforms that promote women’s safety and equality, access to matrimonial property for Aboriginal women living on Reserve, parental rights for [...]

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  • Mother’s Day Message to Parliament 2007

    In celebration of Mother’s Day, the National Association of the Law brings to Parliament Hill a message on behalf of women across Quebec and the rest of Canada.

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