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Page 6 of 14

NAWL submits brief on Bill C-5 to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights


NAWL submitted a brief on Bill C-5—An Act to amend the Judges Act and the Criminal Code—to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. 36 feminist and equality-seeking organizations endorsed the brief, including: Accessibility for All Action Ontarienne contre la violence faite aux femmes Amnesty International Canada AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre Avalon Sexual Assault Centre … Read More

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April 13, 2020


NAWL signs letter calling for Canada’s National Action Plan on Violence Against Women and Gender-Based Violence to be bold, ambitious, and intersectional


Violence against women and gender-based violence are non-partisan, societal issues affecting us all. Women’s Shelters Canada, in collaboration with partners from across the country, have been advocating for a National Action Plan on Violence against Women (VAW) and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) since 2015. Despite tireless efforts from countless feminist organizations across the country, rates of violence against women and gender-based … Read More

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March 3, 2020


Standing in Supreme Court Climate Case sought by Friends of the Earth and NAWL


OTTAWA—Late yesterday, Friends of the Earth (FOE) and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) filed their Memorandum of Argument of the Proposed Intervenor in the Climate case being appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) by Ontario and Saskatchewan. This filing is an important step by these two organizations to secure Standing before the SCC in advance … Read More

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November 7, 2019


UN report highlights systemic violence against Indigenous women, supports MMIWG inquiry findings


A coalition of women’s rights organizations is demanding action in Ottawa following the release of a United Nations report that highlights what it says is Canada’s failure to address violence against women.

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June 27, 2019


NAWL signs Joint Statement calling on Canada to end sterilization of Indigenous women without consent


NAWL signs Joint Statement calling on Canada to end sterilization of Indigenous women without consent: Agissons rapidement pour faire cesser la stérilisation des femmes autochtones sans leur consentementAgissons rapidement pour faire cesser la stérilisation des femmes autochtones sans leur consentement

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December 18, 2018


Alexandra Machicado-McGee: While politicians flex, she suffers


Malheureusement, cet editorial n’est pas disponible en français. https://inter-alia.ca/2018/11/29/opinion-while-politicians-flex-she-suffers/

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December 4, 2018


NAWL Submission to Minister Blair on Dialogue re: Handguns and Assault Rifles


October 26, 2018 Hon. Bill Blair, Minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6 VIA E-MAIL Dear Minister Blair: Re: Reducing violent crime: A dialogue on handguns and assault weapons I am writing on behalf of the National Association of Women and the Law/Association nationale Femmes et Droit (NAWL) in response to your … Read More

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October 30, 2018


Recommendations from the NAWL consultation on VAW law reform in Canada to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women


The visit of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (SR VAW) presented an important opportunity for the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) to convene consultations with other national feminist and equality seeking groups to focus on the potential for feminist engagement in VAW law reform in Canada.1 It has been … Read More

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October 1, 2018


Joint Statement on Canada’s Support for Women Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia


Malheureusement, cet editorial n’est pas disponible en français. OTTAWA—The undersigned organizations express our support to Canada for its recent position on the detention of women human rights defenders in Saudi Arabia. We join Canada in urging Saudi Arabia to release women’s rights activists Samar Badawi and Nassima al-Sada, and commend Minister Freeland for her uncompromising stand for human rights, and … Read More

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August 9, 2018


Brief Submitted to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security on Bill C-71


May 25, 2018 Executive Summary  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 law reform advocacy. In this submission,1 NAWL echoes the voices of other women’s organizations in supporting the steps the government has taken in Bill C-71 to … Read More

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June 7, 2018


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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

Women's Rights and the Climate Crisis
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

Press Release
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

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

Violence Against Women
“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

Brief
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

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

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

Recent Updates
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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