Osien: Gun violence is more than just a gang problem

Thousands of people, many of them students, march against gun violence in Manhattan during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in New York City. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, Florida school shooting on February 14 that left 17 dead, are taking place…

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Ethans: Here’s why lawyers should advocate for greater diversity in their profession

Malheureusement, cet éditorial est seulement disponible en anglais. The author, Paula Ethans is a third-year law student at the University of Ottawa. She is enrolled in the Feminist Law Reform course lead by Professor Martha Jackman, NAWL co-chair, and Suki Beavers, NAWL’s Project Director.  Published on: March 30, 2018 | in The Ottawa Citizen What happens when a law…

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NAWL Workshop at the 2018 Law Needs Feminism Because National Forum

NAWL participated in the Law Needs Feminism Because National Forum held in Ottawa on March 3, 2018. The Forum’s theme for the year, Access to Justice, brought together law students, lawyers, community practitioners and activists. NAWL’s well-attended workshop; Rebuilding Feminist Law Reform Capacities in Canada, provided law students with organizational and movement history, and introduced a range…

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International Women’s Day Letter Calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to enact a National Action Plan to prevent and address gender-based violence in Canada

Right Honourable Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A2 cc: Hon. Maryam Monsef, Minister of Status of Women RE:  Urgent Need for National Action Plan to  Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence in Canada Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, We, the undersigned organizations, are writing to you on International Women’s Day…

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Forum on Housing as a Human Right

Monday April 16th from 13h45 to 17h00 Housing: A Human Right Towards a formal recognition of the right to housing. Forum presented in partnership with NAWL, FRAPRU and the Ligue des droits et libertés, as part of the 7th Biennial Conference “Parce que l’avenir nous habite” in Québec, from April 16th to 18th 2018. Professor Martha Jackman, co-chair of NAWL’s…

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An Open Letter Supporting Recent Changes to the Canada Summer Jobs Program

The undersigned organizations wholeheartedly support the recent changes made to the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program, which seek to secure greater fulfillment of human rights in accordance with the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We call on all political parties in Canada to do the same. *** Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Ms. May, Ms.…

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NAWL Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

NAWL Submission to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs Présentation de l’ANFD au Comité sénatorial permanent des Affaires juridiques et constitutionnelles Submission by Pam Cross on behalf of the National Association of Women and the Law to the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on possible amendments to Bill S-202,…

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2017 Annual Report

2016-2017 was a busy year for NAWL. The organization submitted a significant multi-year application for Status of Women Canada funding, launched its online Feminist Law Reform course and kept up its work to advance women’s equality through law reform advocacy. L’ANFD a connu une année 2016-2017 particulièrement occupée. L’organisation a en effet présenté une demande…

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2016 Annual Report

Following Status of Women Minister Patty Hadju’s July, 2016 announcement that advocacy funding would be restored under the Women’s Program, NAWL is cautiously optimistic about the future of the organization. Since our last Annual Report, the NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education, with generous support from Shirley Greenberg, completed work on the development of…

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Nhi Huynh is the second recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship

Nhi Huynh et la deuxième récipiendaire de la bourse Alison Dewar Congratulations to Nhi Huynh, the second recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law at the University of Ottawa. Félicitations à Nhi Huynh, la deuxième récipiendaire de la bourse Alison Dewar dans les domaines de l’égalité des femmes,…

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NAWL Appeared before 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, consistent with Professor Beth Bilson’s Pay Equity Task Force Recommendations.…

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Morgan Teeple Hopkins is the first recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship

Morgan Teeple Hopkins et la première récipiendaire de la bourse Alison Dewar Congratulations to Morgan Teeple Hopkins, the first recipient of the Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law at the University of Ottawa. Félicitations à Morgan Teeple Hopkins, la première récipiendaire de la bourse Alison Dewar dans les domaines de…

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NAWL is proud to join Up for Debate

L’ANFD est fière de joindre Place au débat 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. L’ANFD est fière de joindre Place au débat, une campagne créée par un regroupement de plus de 100 organismes provenant…

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Feminist Law Reform Course at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa

Cours sur la réforme féministe du droit With the support of a generous donation from Shirley Greenberg, Professor Martha Jackman, member of the NAWL Steering Committee, and Julie Shugarman, NAWL Consultant, created and offered an advanced seminar on feminist law reform at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa during the 2014 Winter…

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

Un mémoire conjoint sur l’impact du projet de loi C-42 sur la sécurité de la femme Le 7 mai 2015, l’ANFD a déposé un mémoire conjoint sur l’impact du projet de loi C-42 sur la sécurité de la femme au Comité permanent de la sécurité publique et nationale Along with the Coalition for Gun Control…

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NAWL Responds to Trinity Western University’s School of Law Proposal

Cette lettre est uniquement disponible en anglais. In a letter addressed to the Canadian Federation of Law Societies, NAWL expresses its grave concern regarding Trinity Western University’s proposal to open a new law school. Trinity Western’s University’s requirement that students and staff sign a “community covenant agreement” is discriminatory. PDF version available here…

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