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


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.   No true climate justice can be achieved without taking into consideration the unique challenges faced by women and … Read More

May 22, 2024


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


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 accusations in family court. This demand echoes a recommendation of the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women … Read More

May 8, 2024


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


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, Peace and Security Civil (WPS) Society Leadership Award by the Canadian Government. The award was presented during an … Read More

May 2, 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 

April 25, 2024


Budget 2024 Policy Wins for Women


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 which addresses barriers women and girls in Canada face to achieving substantive gender equality. Reproductive justice – universal … Read More

April 16, 2024


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


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 the knowledge of their financial rights and responsibilities within relationships. Whether you are married or in an unmarried … Read More

April 3, 2024


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


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 the runner-up for her entry, Fool’s Gold and Broken Rules: An Analysis on Wrongful Strip Searches Against Women.   … Read More

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March 28, 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 across the country, to ban the use of this harmful concept. Read our article on LAW 360 to … Read More

March 26, 2024


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


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 survey found that nearly one in two adults say they have witnessed or experienced sexual violence in their … Read More

March 25, 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 to renew as we approach 5 years of the law being in force. “NAWL is extremely disappointed in … Read More

March 1, 2024


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11 December 2009
December 11, 2009

Canada’s Commitment to Equality: A Gender Analysis of the Last 10 Federal Budgets

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Ce document est seulement disponible en anglais. In 1995, 188 countries, including Canada, adopted the Beijing Platform for Action, setting out a detailed plan for addressing women’s poverty, economic security and health. A decade later, the Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action ...
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19 November 2009
November 19, 2009

Pay Equity

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The Problem More than 25 years the adoption of the Canadian Human Rights Act, women working full-time still earn 71% of men’s salaries, regardless of our age, occupation or education. For women of colour, Aboriginal women and women with a disability, the ...
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18 November 2009
November 18, 2009

Maternity and Parental Benefits

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Québec has them, so why can’t the rest of Canada? Mothering a child is associated with a significant drop in income. It has lifelong consequences for a woman’s earning capacity and employment-related benefits like pensions. And that’s above and beyond feeding and ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

An Update on Pay Equity

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The federal government – Canada’s “New Government” – has decided to take a giant step backwards on the question of equal pay for work of equal value. There is nothing new in their pay equity plan. More than thirty years after the ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

Improving Maternity and Parental Benefits

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Ce document est seulement disponible en anglais. According to NAWL’s vision, every mother should receive income replacement and material support during the first years of caring for a child. Bearing and raising children should not impoverish women, as is now the case. ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

Assisted Human Reproduction Act Update

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The NAWL Reproductive Technologies Working Group will be meeting in Montreal in early June 2007 to formulate NAWL’s position on the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which is due for review, likely after the next election. The Act reflects Canada’s position on an ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

Mothering in Law: Defending Women’s Rights in 2007

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This May, NAWL, in collaboration with the University of Ottawa, will be hosting Mothering In Law, its biennial national conference. The Conference will take place on Friday, May 11 and Saturday May 12 — Mother’s Day weekend. The conference will provide an ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

On Trafficking for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation

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On November 7, 2006, lawyer and women’s rights activist Chantal Tie represented NAWL at the Standing Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO) hearings on Trafficking for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation. Here are excerpts of her testimony. “Trafficking is both a ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

Braving the Backlash From the Hill

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The current Conservative government of Canada insists that all women have full equality in our country, but as women we know this simply is not the case. With the 40% cut to Status of Women Canada, closure of 12 offices, abolition of ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

The Broken Promises of Prime Minister Harper

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At the end of the January 2006 election campaign, Stephen Harper promised that: “Yes, I’m ready to support women’s human rights and I agree that Canada has more to do to meet its international obligations to women’s equality. If elected, I will ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

Campus Cocktails with NAWL

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Over the past four months, NAWL’s Campus Cocktails: Braving the Anti-Feminist Backlash in 2006–2007 tour visited 10 university campuses throughout the country to hear from young women about feminist advocacy in Canada, and to share with women NAWL’s past, present and future. ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

Building for NAWL’s Future: Staying Alive in 2007

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NAWL has launched its Staying Alive campaign in response to changes in the mandate of the Status of Women Canada’s Women’s Program, which make most of NAWL’s work ineligible for ongoing funding. In order to continue our essential work for Canadian women, ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

Childcare Benefits

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Child care is of particular importance for Canadian women as almost three quarters of women with young children combine paid work with motherhood; child care, therefore, is what allows women equal access to the workforce. Under Prime Minister Harper’s child care system, ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

Challenging the Nuclear Family, Protecting Lesbian Mothers: A Legal Catch-22

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Despite the enormous increase in the number of lesbians choosing to parent, as well as the numerous legal victories they have achieved in recent years, lesbian mothers remain legally vulnerable. Non-biological mothers in particular are subject to the whim of both biological ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

The Protection of Family Assets in Quebec

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This document is only available in French. Les ententes «prénuptiales» deviennent de plus en plus populaires en Amérique du Nord. Ces contrats privés permettent aux parties de mettre de côté les dispositions égalitaires des lois sur le droit de la famille. Elles ...
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28 May 2007
May 28, 2007

In Defense of the Court Challenges Program

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This document is only available in French. Le 11 décembre 2006, l’ANFD présentait un exposé verbal et un mémoire devant le Comité permanent du patrimoine canadien sur l’impact de l’annulation du financement du Programme de contestation judiciaire du Canada (PCJ) annoncée le ...
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1 April 2007
April 1, 2007

Volume 25, No. 1, Spring 2007 / Volume 25, No. 1, Printemps 2007

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Volume 25, No. 1, Spring 2007 Volume 25, No. 1, Printemps 2007 Nothing ...
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11 December 2006
December 11, 2006

The Abolition of the Court Challenges Program

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Presentation on the abolition of the Court Challenges Program to the 39th Parliament,1st Session, Standing Committee on the Status of Women (FEWO). For the full transcript visit the Edited Evidence website of the Standing Committee on the Status of Women. Prof. Margaret ...
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15 October 2006
October 15, 2006

Abortion and Reproductive Rights

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Women’s reproductive rights, including the right to abortion, are increasingly under attack in North America. In 2006, the South Dakota Legislature voted a law that would make it a crime for doctors to perform an abortion unless it was necessary to save ...
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1 February 2006
February 1, 2006

Bonnie: We’ll Miss You!

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After nine years as Executive Director of NAWL, Bonnie Diamond will be retiring on February 1, 2006. Her departure is a great loss. Members, staff and volunteers at NAWL can confirm that from the moment she was hired and throughout the years ...
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