Twenty (20) representatives of thirteen (13) national feminist, equality seeking organizations and allies participated in an introductory workshop on feminist law reform convened at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Social Sciences. Participants included a diverse range of senior and junior organizational representatives, as well as feminist law students.
The morning session of the workshop, which presented an introduction to feminist law reform, was facilitated by: NAWL’s Executive Director, Suki Beavers; NAWL Project Partner and Advisory Board member, Pam Cross; and Souhila Baba (who had participated in the Feminist Law Reform Workshop previously convened in Halifax). The afternoon session of the workshop, which focused on strengthening advocacy skills by writing op-eds, was facilitated by Shari Graydon, founder of Informed Opinions.
Representatives from the following organizations participated in the workshop: Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC); Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), Women of the Métis Nation (Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak); Egale Canada Human Rights Trust; Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National; Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW); Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS); The Refugee Hub; Amnesty International Canada; YWCA Canada; Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF); and Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW).