Legal Aid in Nova Scotia

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Through a series of provincial meetings and focus groups conducted by the Nova Scotia Coalition of Women for Justice between 2000 and 2002, women in Nova Scotia identified access to adequate legal representation and legal aid as a primary focus, along with racism, for equality research and advocacy.…

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UN Special Rapporteur Visits Canada, 15-26 September 2003

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. At the invitation of the Canadian government, the Special Rapporteur of the UN Commission on Human Rights, Mr. Doudou Diene, visited Canada from 15-26 September 2003. During his stay, the former Senegalese diplomat and UNESCO delegate went to Ottawa, Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Montreal and met with the…

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What’s Next: Recommendations from the Kim Rogers Inquest

December 2002 was a most significant month for women’s equality seeking organizations. The Supreme Court of Canada released three important decisions (Gosselin, Walsh, and Chamberlain, the federal government tabled Bill C-22 in the House of Commons, proposing major changes to the Divorce Act in the area of custody and access, and NAWL submitted an extensive…

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The Importance of Respecting the Substantive Equality Rights of Lesbians NAWL’s presentation to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, Bill C-23 L’importance de respecter les droits des lesbiennes à l’égalité matérielle

Présentation de l’ANFD au Comité permanent de la justice et des droits de la personne. Les lesbiennes sont des femmes qui éprouvent parfois un lourd fardeau de préjugés, d’irrespect et de violence du fait que nous aimons et cohabitons avec d’autres femmes. Révéler son identité Lesbians are women who, simply by the fact that we…

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