Book Launch: “The Right to Say No – Marital Rape and Law Reform in Canada, Ghana, Kenya and Mala

Book Launch: “The Right to Say No – Marital Rape and Law Reform in Canada, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi” Lancement de livre : “The Right to Say No – Marital Rape and Law Reform in Canada, Ghana, Kenya and Malawi” Toronto book launch organized by The Equality Effect on June 5th, 2018 Lancement de livre […]

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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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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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Feminist Leadership Summit 2011

In February 2011, NAWL hosted a Feminist Leadership Summit in Ottawa that was attended by twenty-one young feminists from across Canada. All of the Summit participants, representing a diverse range of identities, had demonstrated leadership skills and equality rights work experience in their communities. The goal of the summit was to connect young leaders from local […]

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Campus Caucuses

In its early years, NAWL was both directed and supported in its work by caucuses at many law schools across the country. The caucuses were made up of feminist law students and professors who were interested in working on national women’s equality issues. They were critical to NAWL’s work and helped ensure that we stayed […]

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Women’s Worlds 2011

Participate in this international conference on July 3-7, 2011 in Ottawa and Gatineau. The theme is “Inclusions, Exclusions and Seclusions: Living in a Globalized World.” Does globalization include, exclude, and/or seclude women? As global hierarchies realign, how are gender roles and identities evolving? How are social identifications like power, privilege, citizenship, and nation affected? From […]

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Workshop Towards a More Inclusive Maternity/Paternal Benefits Regime

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. On May 10, […]

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The Mothering in Law Conference

A conference to discuss some of the policies, programs and reforms that will really promote the equality rights of mothers: improved maternity and parental benefits, universal childcare, family law reforms that promote women’s safety and equality, access to matrimonial property for Aboriginal women living on Reserve, parental rights for lesbian mothers, spousal sponsorship of immigrant […]

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