Feminist groups call for immediate action on abortion access in New Brunswick

For Immediate Release A coalition of feminist organizations is calling for the federal government and the government of New Brunswick to take immediate action in light of the imminent closure of Clinic 554 in Fredericton. The Fredericton clinic, the only free-standing clinic providing surgical abortions in the province, is set to close by the end…

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Standing in Supreme Court Climate Case sought by Friends of the Earth and NAWL

OTTAWA—Late yesterday, Friends of the Earth (FOE) and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) filed their Memorandum of Argument of the Proposed Intervenor in the Climate case being appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) by Ontario and Saskatchewan. This filing is an important step by these two organizations to secure Standing…

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When it comes to gender equality, Canada has unfinished business: Study

At current pace it will take 164 years to close the economic gender gap alone in Canada. OTTAWA—Canada’s progress towards gender equality has been uneven, and despite some positive steps there is significant unfinished business, according to a new report released today by a network of gender equality groups and the Canadian Centre for Policy…

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Women’s rights organization releases alternative orientation guide for law students

The National Association of Women and the Law (“NAWL”) Charitable Trust for Research and Education will today release its Gender and the Law Manual: An Introductory Handbook for Law Students. The Manual was compiled by a working group of law students from all over Canada following a leadership summit held by NAWL in February 2011 to train feminist leaders in law school. It aims to provide feminist and equality seeking law students with hope, encouragement and inspiration as well as with some of the tools they may need to survive law school and legal practice.…

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Mother’s Day Statements

NAWL celebrates Mother’s Day by bringing a message to Parliament Hill on behalf of women across the country. Mother’s Day 2007 – Mothering in Law: Defending Women’s Rights in 2007 – What Women in Canada Need! Mother’s Day 2006 – On Mother’s Day, we celebrate our mothers and all they have done for us. Yet…

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Conservative Government Trying to Silence Women’s Groups

Conservative Government Trying to Silence Women’s Groups Le gouvernement conservateur tente de réduire les organisations de femmes au silence In September 2006, NAWL was forced to shut its doors for one month because of delays in the approval of our Status of Women Canada funding application. On September 22, we were greatly relieved when the…

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Women Send Strong Message to Harper: Reverse the Cuts, Uphold Equality Rights

OTTAWA – Hundreds of concerned individuals, community and women’s groups will be demonstrating in Ottawa today to call upon Prime Minister Stephen Harper to reverse a series of decisions that will harm women’s equality rights. Before the demonstration, representatives from leading women’s, human rights and labour organizations, including the National Association of Women and the…

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The Gosselin Decision: A Divided Court

The Gosselin Decision: A Divided Court L’arrêt Gosselin: une cour divisée OTTAWA – The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is extremely disappointed by the majority ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada in Gosselin v. the Attorney General of Québec. “The majority of the Court did not seem to appreciate that reducing…

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Hats off to Justice

OTTAWA – On March 8th, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) will celebrate the remarkable career of Madame Justice Claire L’Heureux-Dubé, who will be retiring from the Superior Court of Canada in July 2002. Hats Off to Equality, a celebration marking International Women’s Day, will provide an opportunity to reflect on the…

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Art Meets Law

On March 7th, multimedia artist cj fleury and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) will launch a unique art exhibit as part of the T E M P L A T E S for Activism project entitled T E M P L A T E S #2: Bringing Visions. This one-of-a-kind show…

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