Submission to the International Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Women and the Social Deficit

Mémoire de l’ANFD au Comité international sur les droits sociaux, économiques et culturels : Les femmes et le déficit social This presentation seeks to bring to the attention of the Committee the impact on Canadian women of Canada’s failure to realise the social economic rights guaranteed by the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural […]

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Discriminatory Uses of Personal Records in Sexual Violence Cases: Notes for Sexual Assault Counsellors on the Supreme Court of Canada’s Decisions in R v O’Connor and LLA v AB

The paper is designed to be of use to women in sexual assault centres who are likely to be faced with subpoenas to produce personal records. It also gives a useful summary of the two Supreme Court cases that represent current law on the issue. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1996/01/ISBN0895996198.pdf” title=”Discriminatory Uses of Personal Records in Sexual Violence […]

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Economic Security for Farm Women: A Discussion Paper

This discussion paper analyzes barriers to equality for farm women and identifies action strategies to promote farm women’s legal rights and economic security. It examines matrimonial property law, land ownership, inheritance succession, social and other services, farm debt, income tax, farm financing, health and farm safety. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1995/03/ISBN0895996058.pdf” title=”Economic Security for Farm Women: A Discussion […]

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Response to Custody and Access: Public Discussion Paper

NAWL’s submission reviews and discusses issues related to Custody and Access of children in this country. NAWL also raises for consideration the changing face of family formations in Canada and the impact of this diversity on Custody and Access issues. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1994/01/ISBN092904990X.pdf” title=”Response to Custody and Access: Public Discussion Paper”] […]

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The Right to Shelter

This paper touches upon the legal manifestations of state responsibility for the homeless in the U.S., Britain and Canada in an era of fiscal restraint. The particular problems of women are highlighted, along with international developments in the area. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1988/01/ISBN0820853811.pdf” title=”The Right to Shelter “] […]

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Elderly Women: The Invisible Majority

Elderly women are at a grave economic disadvantage in Canadian society. Yet this study of the legal status of aging women indicates that current legal remedies are inadequate. The author describes the complex set of regulations affecting women living in institutions. Legal protections do not always have their intended effects, resulting in paternalism. The paper […]

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Submission to the Commission of Inquiry on Unemployment Insurance

An overview of unemployment benefits is accompanied by a detailed analysis of the present problems in the scheme. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ISBN0920853552.pdf” title=”Submission to the Commission of Inquiry on Unemployment Insurance “] […]

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Update on the Abortion Law in Canada

An analysis of the legal issues arising out of Dr. Morgentaler’s trial in Toronto. Includes a chronological review of events that explain the 1985 state of the law, and the potential impact of the Charter on future challenges to anti-abortion laws. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1985/08/ISBN092085320X.pdf” title=”Update on the Abortion Law in Canada”] […]

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DANGER, KEEP OUT! Exclusionary Hiring Practices by Employers, Reproductive Hazards at Work

Examination of the issue of hiring practices that exclude women due to workplace hazards to reproductive capacity; review of reported cases, examination of human rights policy issues, discussion of Charter impact. Presented to Labour Canada. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1985/03/ISBN0920853765.pdf” title=”DANGER, KEEP OUT! Exclusionary Hiring Practices by Employers, Reproductive Hazards at Work”] […]

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Legislative Initiatives Necessary to the Implementation of a Fair Scheme for Division of Private Sector Pensions Upon the Termination of a Marriage or Separation in Canada

Examines valuation, enforcement and jurisdictional problems associated with division of private sector pensions, and recommends legislative initiatives necessary to the implementation of a fair scheme for their division. Volume I: Text of Paper Download Volume II, Part I: Case Authorities Download Volume II, Part II: Pension Standards Legislation Download Volume II, Part III: Matrimonial Property […]

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Freedom From Harm or Freedom of Speech? A Feminist Perspective on the Regulation of Pornography

A careful analysis of the definition of pornography as well as a discussion of the degrading effects of pornography on women. Explores conflict between freedom of speech and regulation of pornography. Examines effects of laws against obscenity and proposes changes from a feminist perspective. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ISBN_092085303X.pdf” title=”Freedom From Harm or Freedom of Speech? A Feminist […]

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Day Care: Discussion Paper

Explains that women will continue to be seen as “angels in the home” until men shoulder an equal share of the responsibility for raising children. Children must be seen as a collective resource rather than a woman’s burden. Examines the evolution of the day care system, and offers suggestions for improvement. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ISBN0920853013.pdf” title=”Day Care: […]

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Unemployment Insurance

Reviews 1970’s amendments to the Act and examines proposals to change the Act in areas that discriminate against female workers. Describes the rising social costs relating to U.I. cutbacks and how raising of entrance requirements, reductions of benefit rates and high penalties for quitting cause more hardship on women than men. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/ISBN090853102.pdf” title=”Unemployment Insurance […]

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Abortion Law and Improved Abortion Services

Examination of the present laws relating to therapeutic abortions in Canada. Includes a historical account of the origins of the abortion law, its reform in Britain and in Canada. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1982/09/ISBN0920853005.pdf” title=”Abortion Law and Improved Abortion Services”] […]

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