Kate McInturff’s superpower: wielding her love of big data for gender equality

Written by Anne Kingston and originally posted in MacLean’s Magazine. Malheureusement, cet editorial n’est pas disponible en français. In her final blog post, the much-admired policy analyst wrote: ‘We all have an obligation, in as far as we are capable, to work to diminish human suffering’ In September 2017, during her presentation before the Standing Committee […]

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Job posting: Bilingual Project Administrator

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of women in Canada through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.  NAWL has recently been successful in securing funding to launch a feminist law reform project.  The Project’s primary mandate is to revitalize the capacity of […]

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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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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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Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s Hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada

On June 16, 2016, Professor Jane Bailey and Dr. Valerie Steeves appeared on behalf of NAWL before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada. NAWL’s recommendations focused on the recognition, impact and response to cyberviolence against women and girls and can be viewed here. […]

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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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A Sad Farewell

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) notes with great sadness the death of our dear friend and colleague Alison Dewar. Alison was an ardent defender of social justice on all fronts, as a union-side labour lawyer, human rights advocate and activist community member.  Alison joined NAWL’s National Steering Committee in 2005, providing […]

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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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Feminist Curriculum in Law Schools

Curriculum féministe dans une école de droit canadienne The study will include a needs assessment, taking into consideration the underserved legal needs of marginalized women. Watch the NAWL website for updates on this project. L’ANFD est fière d’annoncer que nous avons reçu du financement de la Fondation McLean pour étudier la possibilité de développer et […]

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Policy Research Grant Recipients

In 2009, the Trustees of the National Association of Women and the Law Charitable Trust for Research and Education announced the first recipients of NAWL’s policy research grants project. Four grants were provided to support the work of feminist researchers to prepare educational papers on legal issues that affect women, whose interests are often excluded […]

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Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights

As part of the Ad Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights, NAWL maintains an ongoing campaign to pressure the federal parties to commit to concrete and meaningful measures to advance women’s equality. From the Coalition’s website (www.womensequality.ca): The Ad Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights came together in 2006. The Coalition’s […]

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Federal Elections

In close collaboration with the Coalition for Women’s Equality (CWE), NAWL encourages women and women’s groups to get involved in federal elections and ask questions about women’s issues. During the Federal Elections in 2004 and 2006, NAWL helped the CWE develop a booklet called “Still in Shock”. This booklet provides background information and identifies key […]

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Stolen Sisters: 500 Aboriginal Women are Missing or Dead

Over the past three decades, some 500 Aboriginal women have disappeared or been murdered in Canada. A 2004 Amnesty International Report documented the systemic killing of indigenous women in Canada, particularly those who were young and impoverished. The Report concludes that Canadian authorities could and should have done more to ensure the safety of these […]

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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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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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Presentation on Human Trafficking to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Presentation on human trafficking to the 39th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION, Standing Committee on the Status of Women. Transcript from the FEWO web site. Mrs. Chantal Tie (Lawyer, National Association of Women and the Law): Thank you very much. First, thank you very much for inviting us this morning. We appreciate the opportunity to appear before […]

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Signatories to the Pay Equity Network Call to Action

In 2005, a number of women’s organizations, provincial pay equity coalitions and the Canadian Labour Congress have formed a Network to pressure the federal government to take steps towards implementing this report. More than 200 women’s groups, labour unions and community organizations signed on to the Network’s Call to Action on Pay Equity. On February […]

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