Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights

As part of the Ad Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights, NAWL maintains an ongoing campaign to pressure the federal parties to commit to concrete and meaningful measures to advance women’s equality. From the Coalition’s website (www.womensequality.ca): The Ad Hoc Coalition for Women’s Equality and Human Rights came together in 2006. The Coalition’s…

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The Not-So-Mini-Budget

The Not-So-Mini-Budget In the midst of the worst-kept secret in Canada, that an early election call was pending, and in what can only be seen as reaction to regressive proposals for tax cuts proposed by the Canadian Alliance Party, Paul Martin introduced Canada’s economic statement and budget update on October 18, 2001. In its particular…

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Fairness in Family Law

This study by the Manitoba Association of Women and the Law analyses 146 Manitoba cases from January 1988 through June 1992 in which child or spousal support was an issue. It shows that gender bias results in unfairness to women after divorce and therefore adds to the poverty of their children.…

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Gender Equality in the Courts

Documents widespread sex discrimination in the treatment of female lawyers, law students, law professors and women before the courts, as well as in the outcome of certain types of litigation. Recommends that education programs be developed for the use of judges, lawyers, and law professors and that a national task force be formed.…

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