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Page 4 of 14

Press Release: NAWL Takes Action on Gun Control Law


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Algonquin Anishnaabeg Territory/Ottawa, ON – The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) has filed a brief with the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security regarding Bill C-21: An Act to amend certain Acts and to make certain consequential amendments (firearms). With Bill C-21, the Government is proposing comprehensive gun control … Read More

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November 8, 2022


Feminist Organizations Support No New Abortion Law in Canada


Drafted in partnership with Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights In the devastating wake of the Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade in the United States, Canadians are wondering how we can protect abortion rights in Canada. Abortion is regulated differently in Canada. It is an insured health service and so, the Canada Health Act is the law … Read More

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August 30, 2022


Blog Post: Can Youth in Canada Influence Law? They Already Do!


by Averi Winn  Young people in Canada participate extensively in law reform—even though they may not realize it! Through their activism, they can, and do, influence lawmakers in many ways. I started my law reform work in climate change at 16 years old. At the time, I was not even aware that I was participating in law reform, but the … Read More

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August 12, 2022


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


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 to abortion in Canada. While introducing laws may seem like an appealing option, creating legislation in Canada could … Read More

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June 24, 2022


BILL C-28: Letter to Senators


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 in 1974, NAWL is a feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of women through legal education, research, … Read More

June 21, 2022


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


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 Canada decision striking s. 33.1 of the Criminal Code of Canada leaving a gap in the law for … Read More

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Letter to Senators: Bill S-5


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 a healthy environment from Bill S-5, Strengthening Environmental Protection for a Healthier Canada Act.  We urge the Senate to … Read More

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June 1, 2022


Letter to Ministers: Firearms Controls and Violence Against Women


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 Controls and Violence Against Women  Since the Montreal massacre, women’s groups across Canada have actively advocated for effective … Read More

May 16, 2022


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


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 women in America, and indeed, here in Canada.   In 1973, the US Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. … Read More

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May 5, 2022


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


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 take planes, buses, boats, helicopters, taxis, or even snow machines two to four weeks before birth to await labour in … Read More

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January 6, 2022


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June 4, 2024

New employment opportunies at NAWL

Are you passionate and committed to advancing women’s rights in Canada? Come join our dynamic feminist team! We’re currently seeking qualified candidates for several ...
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May 22, 2024

Climate Crisis – NAWL Brief on Bill C-50, An Act respecting accountability, transparency and engagement to support the creation of sustainable jobs

Brief
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 ...
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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

Reproductive Justice
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

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

Press Release
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

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

Open Letter
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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