Research and Working Papers
The NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education has published an alternative orientation guide to law school: Gender and the Law Manual: An Introductory Handbook for Law Students. The Manual was compiled by a working group of 8 law students from across Canada following a leadership summit held by NAWL in February 2011.
Posted 2011-09-20 in Research and Working Papers
A Feminist Take on First Year Criminal Law” was drafted for NAWL by Elizabeth Sheehy, in the summer of 2010. Professor Sheehy teaches at the University of Ottawa faculty of law. Her work concentrates on legal responses to violence against women and she has been involved in many legal and activist [...]
Posted 2007-08-26 in Research and Working Papers
Public income security programmes for individuals can take three forms. Each kind targets different kinds of beneficiaries and requires a different type of financing. Here the different kinds of programme will be defined relative to the objective of providing maternity, paternity, adoption and parental benefits for new parents and eventually for all parents with dependent children.
Posted 2007-08-23 by NAWL Working Group on Maternity and Parental Benefits in Research and Working Papers
According to NAWL’s vision, every mother should receive income replacement and material support during the first years of caring for a child. Bearing and raising children should not impoverish women, as is now the case. No single initiative is sufficient to drastically improve the situation of all mothers in [...]
Report on the NAWL Pan-Canadian Workshop on Improving Maternity and Parental Benefits outside Québec
Posted 2007-07-26 by Julie Lassonde and Andrée Côté in Research and Working Papers
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.
Posted 2007-06-26 by Andrée Côté and Julie Lassonde in Research and Working Papers
On May 2 and 3, 2007, the National Association of Women and the Law, in cooperation with the Canadian Labour Congress and the other members of the Pay Equity Network, held a Canada-wide meeting on recent developments in pay equity. Activists from labour organizations and women’s groups of Québec and several other regions of Canada attended this exceptional and inspiring meeting.
Posted 2007-02-16 in Research and Working Papers
Measuring the success of law reform advocacy is often difficult. In assessing success, are we to look only at outcomes—did the government make the change that was being advocated for?—or should we also look at process—did we organize well, establish positive working relationships with our partners, get positive public attention?
Posted 2006-09-04 in Research and Working Papers
As a consequence of a periodic five year renewal process which the federal government is obliged to undertake, the new Conservative government must very soon decide whether the Status of Women Canada Women’s Program will be renewed, reformed or whether it will lapse and disappear altogether.
Posted 2005-05-25 by Jackie F. Steele in Research and Working Papers
This conference highlighted a series of challenges and questions relating to the privatization of justice, the interaction of cultural and religious practices with family law, the balancing of constitutional equality rights with freedom of religion and multiculturalism, and the rise of extreme right politico-religious fundamentalisms in the context of globalization and neo-liberal conceptions of the state.
Posted 2005-03-25 by Natasha Bakht in Research and Working Papers
The primary purpose of this paper is to examine the legal implications of arbitration tribunals that will utilize sharia law in Ontario.