Women’s Human Rights
Violations of women’s human rights happen in many different areas, from penitentiaries to national security policy to the application of the Canadian Human Rights Act itself.
In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Canada adopted an Anti-terrorism Act. NAWL spoke out against adoption of the Act.
In 1999, NAWL presented a Brief to the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel. We underlined the need for a better, faster way of processing human rights complaints.
How should much-needed human rights protection be extended to transgendered people? Existing grounds that have been invoked include sex, sexual orientation and disability. Some advocates have suggested that the addition of ‘gender identity’ would better protect trans people.
Fall 2003 “UN Special Rapporteur Visits Canada”, by Marlène D. Balthazar
- Women and the Family
- Women, Work and Equality
- Social and Economic Rights
- Violence Against Women
- Immigration and Refugee Law
- Women’s Human Rights
- Women and Politics