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

15 January 2024
January 15, 2024

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 GBV-Responsive Family Justice Through Collaborative Law Reform

This promising practices project will address victims’ persistent legal needs in light of and following the 2019 Divorce Act amendments, which do not sufficiently address the needs of gender-based violence (GBV) survivors, especially Indigenous, Black and racialized women, immigrant, refugee and newcomer women, women living with disabilities, 2SLGBTQI+ people, and women in northern communities. 

Through this project, NAWL will develop and put in place a decentralized approach to intersectional and feminist law reform and then report on the promising practice to stakeholders so that others may replicate or expand upon its promising practice of Collaborative GBV-Responsive Law Reform.

Thanks to this support from WAGE, NAWL will also be able to engage diverse community perspectives across the country, ensuring that the law supports all women in Canada.  

NAWL looks forward to sharing more details on the project, and its results, with stakeholders and the public over the next two years.

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The National Association of Women and the Law is a not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of women through legal education, research and law reform advocacy.
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