Violence Against Women
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.
Along with abolition of mandatory minimum sentences of imprisonment for murder and offences involving a firearm, NAWL recommends abolition of the defence of provocation.
Over the past three decades, some 500 Aboriginal women have disappeared or been murdered in Canada. A 2004 Amnesty International Report documented the systemic killing of indigenous women in Canada, particularly those who were young and impoverished. The Report concludes that Canadian authorities could and should have done more to ensure the [...]
Winter 2003 “Coalition of Stolen Sisters”, by Bonnie Diamond
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