NAWL Library

The NAWL Library contains more than 300 reports, letters, articles, and other resources accumulated throughout the 30+ years of NAWL’s activity.
May 8, 2024

NAWL submits a brief to ban parental alienation accusations in family court

Appearances and Submissions
The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) has submitted a brief to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women for its ...
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May 2, 2024

NAWL receives 2023 Women, Peace and Security Civil Society Leadership Award from Government of Canada

Rebuilding Feminist Law Reform Capacities
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, ...
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April 25, 2024

“Parental alienation: The one-size-fits-none theory” by Suzanne Zaccour, Director of Legal Affairs, NAWL

Family Law
The National Association of Women and the Law is advocating for a ban on parental alienation accusations in family courts. Suzanne Zaccour, Director of ...
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April 16, 2024

Budget 2024 Policy Wins for Women

Press Release
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 ...
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April 3, 2024

Publication of the 2024 edition of “A Woman’s Guide to Money, Relationships, and the Law in Ontario”

Papers and Publications
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, ...
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March 28, 2024

JOB OFFER – Bilingual Content Creator (Freelance – part-time)

We are looking for a creative bilingual (English/French) content creator to create original and engaging content for NAWL’s social media accounts and newsletter. The ...
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March 28, 2024

Announcing the winners of NAWL’s 50th Anniversary Student Essay Contest

Recent Updates
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, ...
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March 26, 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, ...
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March 25, 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 ...
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March 1, 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. ...
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February 29, 2024

NAWL Presents PolySeSouvient Gun Control Activists with Shirley Greenberg Award for Outstanding Leadership in Feminist Law Reform

Violence Against Women
Today, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) announced it will present its inaugural Shirley Greenberg Award for outstanding leadership in feminist ...
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February 15, 2024

NAWL statement on Alberta government’s proposed anti-trans policies

Press Release
The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) strongly condemns the Alberta government’s infringement on the rights of trans and gender-diverse youth. As ...
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February 5, 2024

Parental Alienation Campaign

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January 23, 2024

250+ Feminist Organizations Call for Legal Reform to Ban Parental Alienation Accusations

Family Law
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau,   The Honourable Arif Virani,  The Honourable Pierre Poilievre,   Jagmeet Singh,   Yves-François Blanchet,  We write to you ...
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January 17, 2024

NAWL Celebrates 50 Years of Advancing Women’s Substantive Equality

Event
50 Years of Leadership and Expert Legal Contributions in Canada  The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is kicking off its 50th ...
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January 15, 2024

NAWL welcomes valuable funding from Women and Gender Equality Canada for new GBV-Responsive Family Law Reform project

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The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is grateful for the funding support from Women and Gender Equality Canada for our project, Promoting ...
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December 14, 2023

Media Statement on the Senate’s passing of gun control legislation, bill C-21

The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) welcomes the passing of Canada’s new gun control legislation — Bill C-21, An Act to ...
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December 13, 2023

Gun Control is a Women’s Issue

Op ed
As Bill C-21 progresses through the Senate, Suzanne Zaccour, Director of Legal Affairs for the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) and ...
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October 10, 2023

Gun Control – NAWL submits brief on Bill C-21 to the Senate

Brief
The National Association of Women and the Law submitted a brief on Bill C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain ...
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September 28, 2023

NAWL’s Written Submission for the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2024 Federal Budget

Appearances and Submissions
In September, the National Association of Women and the Law submitted a brief to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance to share ...
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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 

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

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

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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

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March 1, 2024


NAWL Presents PolySeSouvient Gun Control Activists with Shirley Greenberg Award for Outstanding Leadership in Feminist Law Reform


Today, the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) announced it will present its inaugural Shirley Greenberg Award for outstanding leadership in feminist law reform jointly to Nathalie Provost and Heidi Rathjen, two national gun control activists who have been at the forefront of the fight for stronger gun control laws in Canada for more than 30 years. The … Read More

February 29, 2024


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