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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Report on the NAWL Pan-Canadian Workshop on Improving Maternity and Parental Benefits outside Québec

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Pay Equity Task Force Final Report 2004

The federal government appointed a Pay Equity Task Force that issued its Report in the May 2004. The Report recommends adopting a new, stand-alone pay equity law that will cover women, as well as workers of colour, Aboriginal workers and workers with disabilities. Although the Task Force recommendations are good news for women, they have […]

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Women Speak Out on Custody and Access

NAWL, with the financial assistance from Status of Women Canada, undertook to assist women across the country to look at the potential impact of changes put forward by the Special Joint Committee on Custody and Access. NAWL suggested ways in which women could effectively bring their experiences and points of view to the legislators. [pdf-embedder […]

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Final Report on Court-Related Harassment and Family Law “Justice”: A Review of the Literature & Analysis of Case Law

Prepared by Sandra A. Goundry in association with the Vancouver Association of Women and the Law, this reports provides a useful overview of court-related harassment in the family justice system. The report examines the sources of court-related harassment, provides an analysis of relevant case law and offers recommendations for policy and legislative reform. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/1998/04/ISBN0895996333-TOO-BIG-TO-UPLOAD-compressed.pdf” […]

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Fairness in Family Law

This study by the Manitoba Association of Women and the Law analyses 146 Manitoba cases from January 1988 through June 1992 in which child or spousal support was an issue. It shows that gender bias results in unfairness to women after divorce and therefore adds to the poverty of their children. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FairnessinFamilyLaw-compressed.pdf” title=”Fairness in […]

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Gender Equality in the Courts: Criminal Law

This report canvasses the issue of gender unfairness in the Canadian legal system. Using case law analysis of selected Manitoban and some national decisions in the area of criminal law, the study adopts a victim’s perspective. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/GenderEqualityintheCourtsCriminalLaw-compressed.pdf” title=”Gender Equality in the Courts: Criminal Law”] […]

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Gender Equality in the Courts

Documents widespread sex discrimination in the treatment of female lawyers, law students, law professors and women before the courts, as well as in the outcome of certain types of litigation. Recommends that education programs be developed for the use of judges, lawyers, and law professors and that a national task force be formed. [pdf-embedder url=”https://nawl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/GenderEqualityintheCourts-compressed.pdf” […]

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