Representatives of thirteen national feminist and equality seeking organizations and allies participated in an introductory workshop on feminist law reform convened at the University of Ottawa.
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 Director, Rachel Kohut; 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.
The twenty participants included feminist law students and a diverse range of senior and junior organizational representatives from the following organizations:
- Amnesty International Canada
- Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS)
- Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW)
- Canadian Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA)
- Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW)
- Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW)
- Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National
- Canadian Women’s Foundation (CWF)
- Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
- The Refugee Hub
- Women’s Shelters Canada
- Women of the Métis Nation (Les Femmes Michif Otipemisiwak)
- YWCA Canada