NAWL endorsed Luke’s Place brief on BILL 207: An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act, the Courts of Justice Act, the Family Law Act and other Acts respecting various family law matter

NAWL endorsed the brief by Luke’s Place presented to the Ontario legislature’s Justice Committee, on October 13, 2020, on BILL 207: An Act to amend the Children’s Law Reform Act, the Courts of Justice Act, the Family Law Act and other Acts respecting various family law matter. The link to the brief and list of endorsements on…

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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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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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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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Speaking Your Mother Tongue: Language as a Women’s Issue

Working in coalition with Action travail des femmes and the Table féministe francophone de concertation provinciale de l’Ontario, NAWL played a role in the cross-Canada consultation process on reform to the Canadian Human Rights Act. NAWL submitted a comprehensive brief to the Panel, (see article, “CHRA Review Panel About to Submit Report”) and also a…

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Conservative Government Trying to Silence Women’s Groups

Conservative Government Trying to Silence Women’s Groups Le gouvernement conservateur tente de réduire les organisations de femmes au silence In September 2006, NAWL was forced to shut its doors for one month because of delays in the approval of our Status of Women Canada funding application. On September 22, we were greatly relieved when the…

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Women in Conflict with the Law

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. “Women have served their sentences in harsher conditions than men because of their small numbers. They have suffered greater family dislocation than men, because there are so few options…

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The Anti-Terrorism Act

In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, Canada adopted an Anti-terrorism Act. NAWL spoke out against adoption of the Act. We argued that as women and as feminists, we understood the need to take action against terrorism. Indeed, we have been fighting against domestic sexual terrorism that forces approximately 100,000 abused women…

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Canadian Human Rights Review

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. We urged the Task Force to recommend inclusion of social condition as a protected ground of discrimination under the Act. We also told the Review Panel that…

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The Gosselin Case

Gosselin v. Québec… a disappointing Supreme Court decision on the right to social assistance. This case is about a Québec welfare regulation that provided drastically reduced benefits (170$ a month) for persons under thirty years of age who were considered able to work. NAWL intervened before the Supreme Court. We argued that when the government…

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Discrimination on the Basis of Social Condition

In December of 1999, NAWL presented a Brief to the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel. We recommended inclusion of social condition as a protected ground of discrimination under the Act. We also told the Review Panel that if the Human Rights Act is to make a difference for the most disadvantaged women in Quebec…

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Women and the Social Deficit

Canada adopted the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in 1976. Countries like Canada that have signed the International Covenant must submit progress reports to an International Committee. Groups like NAWL can also present alternative reports to the Committee. In November of 1998, NAWL submitted a report called: Women and the Social Deficit.…

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