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23 November 2018
November 23, 2018

NAWL and Luke’s Place Joint Brief on Bill C-78 Submitted to the Justice and Human Rights Committee

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4 June 2024
June 4, 2024

New employment opportunies at NAWL

Are you passionate and committed to advancing women’s rights in Canada? Come join our dynamic feminist team! We’re currently seeking qualified candidates for several exciting positions: Project Manager Feminist Lawyer and Researcher Community Engagement Coordinator NAWL values the unique skills and experiences ...
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22 May 2024
May 22, 2024

Climate Crisis – NAWL Brief on Bill C-50, An Act respecting accountability, transparency and engagement to support the creation of sustainable jobs

Recent Updates
The Senate is currently considering Bill C-50, a bill that aims to facilitate the shift towards a carbon-neutral economy and to support workers in this transition. NAWL calls on decision-makers to apply a strong intersectional feminist analysis as they consider this bill.   ...
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8 May 2024
May 8, 2024

NAWL submits a brief to ban parental alienation accusations in family court

Appearances and Submissions
The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women for its study on Coercive Behaviour. In its brief, NAWL calls on the government to legislate to ban parental alienation ...
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2 May 2024
May 2, 2024

NAWL receives 2023 Women, Peace and Security Civil Society Leadership Award from Government of Canada

Rebuilding Feminist Law Reform Capacities
National feminist law reform organization recognized for its work advocating for better protections for victims of domestic violence in gun control legislation Anishinaabe Territory/OTTAWA, May 2, 2024 Today, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) was awarded the 2023 Women, ...
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25 April 2024
April 25, 2024

“Parental alienation: The one-size-fits-none theory” by Suzanne Zaccour, Director of Legal Affairs, NAWL

The National Association of Women and the Law is advocating for a ban on parental alienation accusations in family courts. Suzanne Zaccour, Director of Legal Affairs, wrote an op-ed addressing this pressing issue. Read the full article at https://www.law360.ca/ca/family/articles/1829261/parental-alienation-the-one-size-fits-none-theory-suzanne-zaccour  ...
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16 April 2024
April 16, 2024

Budget 2024 Policy Wins for Women

Reproductive Justice
New funding for free contraception, creation of more $10-a-day child care spaces and investment in gun control buyback program Anishinaabe Territory/OTTAWA, April 16, 2024 – The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is pleased to see funding in Budget 2024 ...
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3 April 2024
April 3, 2024

Publication of the 2024 edition of “A Woman’s Guide to Money, Relationships, and the Law in Ontario”

Papers and Publications
The National Association of Women and the Law is excited to announce the publication of the 2024 edition of “A Woman’s Guide to Money, Relationships, and the Law in Ontario”.   This comprehensive guide is designed to empower women in Ontario with ...
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28 March 2024
March 28, 2024

JOB OFFER – Bilingual Content Creator (Freelance – part-time)

We are looking for a creative bilingual (English/French) content creator to create original and engaging content for NAWL’s social media accounts and newsletter. The position will help increase NAWL’s online presence to: Increase awareness of our mission, our current priority areas, and ...
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28 March 2024
March 28, 2024

Announcing the winners of NAWL’s 50th Anniversary Student Essay Contest

Violence Against Women
Congratulations to the winners of our 50th-anniversary essay contest: The winning submission was from Tess Moffat from the University of Ottawa for her essay, The State as a Primary Perpetrator of Violence Against Indigenous Women.  Veronica Kiang, from Toronto Metropolitan University, was ...
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26 March 2024
March 26, 2024

NAWL continues advocating against parental alienation accusations against victims of family violence

“Parental alienation” is a concept used in parenting time disputes to criticize one parent, often the mother, when the other parent, often the father, does not have a relationship with the child. NAWL is leading a campaign, endorsed by 250 feminist organizations ...
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25 March 2024
March 25, 2024

NAWL speaks out on the issue of sexual violence in the workplace

Brief
On January 31st, 2024, NAWL submitted a brief to the Committee on Labour and the Economy of the National Assembly of Quebec concerning Bill 42, an Act to prevent and fight psychological harassment and sexual violence in the workplace.   A Statistics Canada ...
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1 March 2024
March 1, 2024

The National Association of Women and the Law reacts to appellate decision on “Bill 21”

Yesterday, the Court of Appeal of Quebec rendered its decision on the Act respecting the laicity of the State, commonly known as Bill 21. Bill 21 was adopted with the preemptive invocation of the Charter’s notwithstanding clause, which the Quebec government intends ...
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29 February 2024
February 29, 2024

NAWL Presents PolySeSouvient Gun Control Activists with Shirley Greenberg Award for Outstanding Leadership in Feminist Law Reform

Today, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) announced it will present its inaugural Shirley Greenberg Award for outstanding leadership in feminist law reform jointly to Nathalie Provost and Heidi Rathjen, two national gun control activists who have been at ...
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15 February 2024
February 15, 2024

NAWL statement on Alberta government’s proposed anti-trans policies

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) strongly condemns the Alberta government’s infringement on the rights of trans and gender-diverse youth. As a result of the policies announced by Premier Danielle Smith, trans and gender-diverse youth will see their access ...
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5 February 2024
February 5, 2024

Parental Alienation Campaign

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23 January 2024
January 23, 2024

250+ Feminist Organizations Call for Legal Reform to Ban Parental Alienation Accusations

Family Law
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau,   The Honourable Arif Virani,  The Honourable Pierre Poilievre,   Jagmeet Singh,   Yves-François Blanchet,  We write to you as feminist and equality-seeking organizations to urge you to take action to address a crisis of dramatic proportions ...
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17 January 2024
January 17, 2024

NAWL Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing Women’s Substantive Equality

Event
50 Years of Leadership and Expert Legal Contributions in Canada  The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is kicking off its 50th anniversary in 2024 by celebrating five decades of landmark law reform, leadership and advocacy to break down barriers ...
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15 January 2024
January 15, 2024

NAWL welcomes valuable funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada for new GBV-Responsive Family Law Reform project

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The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is grateful for the funding support from Women and Gender Equality Canada for our project, Promoting GBV-Responsive Family Justice Through Collaborative Law Reform.  This promising practices project will address victims’ persistent legal needs in ...
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14 December 2023
December 14, 2023

Media Statement on the Senate’s passing of gun control legislation, bill C-21

Press Release
The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) welcomes the passing of Canada’s new gun control legislation — Bill C-21, An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms) – at third reading in the Senate of ...
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13 December 2023
December 13, 2023

Gun Control is a Women’s Issue

Op ed
As Bill C-21 progresses through the Senate, Suzanne Zaccour, Director of Legal Affairs for the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) and Aja Mason, Executive Director of the Yukon Status of Women Council, have written an op-ed emphasizing that gun ...
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