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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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2 May 2024
May 2, 2024

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

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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, ...
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20 July 2023
July 20, 2023

NAWL Letter to Justin Trudeau Urging for Diversity in the Supreme Court of Canada

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The National Association of Women and the Law is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to appoint a woman who is Indigenous, Black, racialized, and/or from other equality seeking communities to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of Canada.  The Supreme Court ...
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7 March 2022
March 7, 2022

NAWL endorses LEAF’s Federal Budget 2022 written submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

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The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) submitted February 24, 2022 makes three recommendations in their written submission to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance for sustained and adequate funding of the Canadian movement for women’s and gender equality. ...
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20 September 2019
September 20, 2019

NAWL hosts introductory workshop on feminist law reform in Ottawa

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Representatives of thirteen national feminist and equality seeking organizations and allies participated in an introductory workshop on feminist law reform convened at the University of Ottawa. The morning session of the workshop, which presented an introduction to feminist law reform, was facilitated ...
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9 November 2018
November 9, 2018

Laura Schemitsch: Setting a Deportation Target Puts Canadian Values on the Line

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https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/laura-schemitsch/canada-refugee-deportation-quotas_a_23582638/ Malheureusement, cet editorial n’est pas disponible en français. ...
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24 April 2018
April 24, 2018

Raeisi: You support pay equity? Tell me how much you make

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One topic we never discuss with each other is our salaries. A colleague can ask if you go to church, but not how much you make. That’s a problem because we can’t know how much we should fairly be paid if we ...
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24 April 2018
April 24, 2018

Cass: The deportation of Lucy Granados shows how hollow government ‘compassion’ is

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Published by The Ottawa Citizen on April 16, 2018. Link here.  The author, Charlotte Cass is a common law student at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Ottawa Sanctuary Network. She is enrolled in the Feminist Law Reform course lead by Professor ...
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24 April 2018
April 24, 2018

Rao: Parental sponsorship rules are antifeminist

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The author, Aditya Rao is a common law student at the University of Ottawa. She is enrolled in the Feminist Law Reform course lead by Professor Martha Jackman, NAWL co-chair, and Suki Beavers, NAWL’s Project Director.  Can you imagine being required to show proof of income ...
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24 April 2018
April 24, 2018

Osien: Gun violence is more than just a gang problem

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Thousands of people, many of them students, march against gun violence in Manhattan during the March for Our Lives rally on March 24, 2018 in New York City. More than 800 March for Our Lives events, organized by survivors of the Parkland, ...
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3 April 2018
April 3, 2018

Ethans: Here’s why lawyers should advocate for greater diversity in their profession

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Malheureusement, cet éditorial est seulement disponible en anglais. The author, Paula Ethans is a third-year law student at the University of Ottawa. She is enrolled in the Feminist Law Reform course lead by Professor Martha Jackman, NAWL co-chair, and Suki Beavers, NAWL’s Project Director.  Published ...
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12 March 2018
March 12, 2018

NAWL Workshop at the 2018 Law Needs Feminism Because National Forum

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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 ...
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23 October 2015
October 23, 2015

NAWL is proud to join Up for Debate

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L’ANFD est fière de joindre Place au débat NAWL is proud to join Up for Debate, a campaign formed by an alliance of over 100 organizations from across the country, representing over 3.5 million Canadians. L’ANFD est fière de joindre Place au ...
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23 October 2015
October 23, 2015

Feminist Law Reform Course at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa

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With the support of a generous donation from Shirley Greenberg, Professor Martha Jackman, member of the NAWL Steering Committee, and Julie Shugarman, NAWL Consultant, created and offered an advanced seminar on feminist law reform at the Faculty of Law of the University ...
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19 May 2014
May 19, 2014

Gendered Dissent Workshop

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On May 12-13, 2014, Julie Shugarman and Pam Cross presented on a panel with the Barbra Schlifer Clinic and FAFIA at the Gendered Dissent workshop hosted by the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Law School.  The final report of the ...
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16 September 2013
September 16, 2013

Feminist Leadership Summit 2011

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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 ...
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27 November 2011
November 27, 2011

Some Guidelines for Feminist Legal Pedagogy

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Law professors across the country have managed to (and often despite considerable animosity and resistance from other faculty members) ensure that law schools engage with feminist content or substance within the classroom. Fostering feminist pedagogical forms or structures, however, remains a challenge ...
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27 November 2011
November 27, 2011

Feminist Warning

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Did I tell you that I am a feminist? Card-carrying, with capital letters and without apology or equivocation? Did you just roll your eyes? It’s okay, this won’t take long. ...
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27 November 2011
November 27, 2011

Why we still need feminism in law school

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Law can function as either a tool or a weapon. Used well, it can be a tool to effect social justice. Used badly, it is a weapon that will increase social injustice. Either way, law, and those who study, understand, apply and ...
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27 November 2011
November 27, 2011

Where would I be without Feminism in Law School?

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It is an unfortunate truth that law school can be a harrowing experience. Among the first examples that spring to my mind of the more difficult issues one must face are: first year’s onerous schedule and the brutal introduction to the Socratic ...
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20 September 2011
September 20, 2011

A Feminist Take on First Year Criminal Law

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Un aperçu féministe sur le cours de droit pénal de première année A Feminist Take on First Year Criminal Law” was drafted for NAWL by Elizabeth Sheehy, in the summer of 2010. Professor Sheehy teaches at the University of Ottawa faculty of ...
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