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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 

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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

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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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24 June 2022
June 24, 2022

No Legislation: What we really need to do in Canada to improve abortion access

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Why We Don’t Need A New Abortion Law In Canada  Drafted in partnership with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights.  Following the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade, Canadians may be wondering how we can better protect our right ...
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21 June 2022
June 21, 2022

BILL C-28: Letter to Senators

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The Senate of Canada  Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 0A4    June 21, 2022     Dear Honourable Senators:    Re: Bill C-28 – Self-Induced Extreme Intoxication    I write on behalf of the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL). Founded ...
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21 June 2022
June 21, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Bill C-28 Falls Short in Protecting Women

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For Immediate Release –  Algonquin Annishnaabeg Territory/Ottawa, ON – On Friday, June 17th, Justice Minister David Lametti tabled Bill C-28, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (self-induced extreme intoxication). This Bill was introduced in response to a recent Supreme Court of ...
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6 June 2022
June 6, 2022

Statement: NAWL pays tribute to Shirley E. Greenberg

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NAWL was deeply saddened by the news of Shirley E. Greenberg’s passing on Wednesday, May 25th, 2022. As a feminist trailblazer, advocate, lawyer and philanthropist, Shirley has left a tremendous legacy in the Canadian women’s movement to which she dedicated much of ...
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1 June 2022
June 1, 2022

Letter to Senators: Bill S-5

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NAWL is proud to be a part of the Coalition for Environmental Rights. Together, we call on the Senate and the Senate Select Committee to stand up for the rights of communities and families and remove any qualifying language to the right to ...
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19 May 2022
May 19, 2022

JOB POSTING: Research Internship, Summer Student

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN AND THE LAW – JOB POSTING   Research Internship – Summer Student  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 ...
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16 May 2022
May 16, 2022

Letter to Ministers: Firearms Controls and Violence Against Women

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The Honourable Marco Mendicino, P.C., M.P.  Minister of Public Safety     The Honourable Marci Ien, P.C., M.P. Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth  House of Commons  Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A6    Dear Minister Mendicino and Minister Ien,  Re Firearms ...
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5 May 2022
May 5, 2022

PRESS RELEASE: ROE v. WADE – An Important Reminder to all Canadians

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For Immediate Release –  Algonquin Anishinaabeg Territory/Ottawa, ON – The recently leaked draft majority decision of the United States Supreme Court reveals that the Court is poised to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. This is deeply concerning – for ...
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2 May 2022
May 2, 2022

JOB POSTING : Head of Feminist Law Reform

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  NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN AND THE LAW – JOB POSTING    HEAD OF FEMINIST LAW REFORM The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that works to achieve substantive equality and the realization of human ...
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11 April 2022
April 11, 2022

NAWL thanks Women and Gender Equality Canada for their support

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The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is grateful for the funding and assistance from Women and Gender Equality Canada with our project, Adapting and Accelerating Intersectional Feminist Law Reform for a Post-Covid 19 Future.   Thanks to their support, NAWL ...
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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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23 February 2022
February 23, 2022

Protesters need to understand: Canada’s Charter is not the U.S. Bill of Rights – Opinion by Professor Martha Jackman

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BY MARTHA JACKMAN CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL Published February 22, 2022 Read original Opinion article here.   What are we to make of the fact that Canadian protesters in front of Parliament and before the courts are demanding their U.S. ...
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7 January 2022
January 7, 2022

“Federal law banning conversion therapy is the first step toward dismantling heteronormative views” Opinion by FLR/RDF law student Sumaya Sherif

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Opinion published by the Ottawa Citizen on January 7, 2022. Read full article here. It has been long overdue. Conversion therapy practice is now a criminal offence. It only took Parliament three tries to pass the Bill — I guess third time’s ...
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6 January 2022
January 6, 2022

“Forced evacuation of pregnant Indigenous women must stop” Opinion by FLR/RDF law student Carolina Maass

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Opinion published by Toronto Star on January 6, 2022. Read full article here. Pregnant Indigenous women are being forced to travel hundreds of kilometres to give birth alone and away from their communities. Health Canada has a birth evacuation policy that requires them to ...
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4 January 2022
January 4, 2022

“Supreme Court must keep women’s rights at the forefront when it rules on ‘extreme intoxication’ defence” Opinion article by Kerri A. Froc and Elizabeth A. Sheehy

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KERRI A. FROC AND ELIZABETH A. SHEEHY CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAIL PUBLISHED JANUARY 4, 2022 Read original Opinion article here. Three significant cases have arrived for consideration at the Supreme Court of Canada, each challenging Section 33.1 of the Criminal Code. That section, added by ...
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7 December 2021
December 7, 2021

“The Canada Health Act is failing people with mental illness” Opinion article by Yasmin Khaliq

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Opinion article published by the Ottawa Citizen on December 3, 2021. Read the full article here. In this opinion article on mental health written by Yasmin Khaliq in her Feminist Law Reform class at the University of Ottawa taught by Professor Martha ...
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19 November 2021
November 19, 2021

NAWL welcomes our new National Steering Committee

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NAWL is delighted to announce our new National Steering Committee (NSC), elected at our September 2021 AGM. NAWL is excited to welcome these incredible women and the expertise on feminist law reform advocacy they each bring to the organization. New NSC appointments ...
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1 November 2021
November 1, 2021

Community Call to Action: Conversion Practices Legislation

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Read the media release. We, the undersigned, call on all Parliamentarians to affirm the inherent dignity and human rights of all Canadians, including those from the 2SLGBTQI+community, to live free from discrimination, prejudice, and harm. We call on the 44th session of ...
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26 October 2021
October 26, 2021

NAWL Support for MLA Lynne Lund’s proposed Non-Disclosure Agreements Act

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PEI Legislative Assembly 165 Richmond St. Charlottetown, PEI C1A 1J1 Dear Members of the P.E.I. Legislative Assembly: Re: Letter of Support for Proposed Non-Disclosure Agreements Act The National Association of Women and the Law is proud to support MLA Lynne Lund’s proposed ...
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16 September 2021
September 16, 2021

NAWL welcomes Tiffany Butler as Executive Director

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NAWL is delighted to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Tiffany Butler, who joined the organization in March. NAWL is excited about the new energy Tiffany brings to the organization, as well as her community-based law reform experience working to ...
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