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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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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NAWL Workshop at the 2018 Law Needs Feminism Because National Forum

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 Canada, provided law students with organizational and movement history, and introduced a range […]

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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

Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada Le Comité permanent de la condition féminine NAWL appeared before the Standing Committee on the Status of Women’s hearings on Violence Against Women and Girls in Canada. L’ANFD a comparu devant le Comité permanent de la condition féminine dans […]

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NAWL Appeared before the Special Committee on Pay Equity

ANFD a comparu devant le Comité spécial sur l’équité salariale Le 4 mai, 2016, l’ANFD a comparu devant le Comité spécial sur l’équité salariale, exhortant le gouvernement à abroger la Loi sur l’équité dans la rémunération du secteur public et de prendre des mesures immédiates pour rédiger de la législation proactive et complète au sujet […]

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

Cours sur la réforme féministe du droit 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 of Ottawa during the 2014 Winter […]

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The Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law

The Alison Dewar Scholarship in Women’s Equality, Labour and Human Rights Law La Bourse Alison Dewar dans les domaines de l’égalité des femmes, du droit du travail et du droit relatif aux droits de la personne The NAWL Charitable Trust for Research and Education and Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne and Yazbeck LLP have established a scholarship […]

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New SCC decision on economic rights in the family

On January 25th, 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that not extending spousal support and the division of property upon relationship breakdown to common-law couples, or de facto spouses, is constitutional. The case of Quebec (Attorney General)v. A, otherwise known as “Eric” v. “Lola”, involves a heterosexual couple in Quebec who lived together for […]

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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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Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel to Submit Report

CHRA Review Panel About to Submit Report Le comité de révision de la LCDP s’apprête à remettre son rapport After a year of work, the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) Review Panel, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Gérald Laforest, is about to submit its report to the Minister of Justice. Working in coalition with […]

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