Speaking Your Mother Tongue: Language as a Women’s Issue

Working in coalition with Action travail des femmes and the Table féministe francophone de concertation provinciale de l’Ontario, NAWL played a role in the cross-Canada consultation process on reform to the Canadian Human Rights Act. NAWL submitted a comprehensive brief to the Panel, (see article, “CHRA Review Panel About to Submit Report”) and also a…

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Working Together for Women on Parliament Hill

The Coalition for Women’s Equality (CWE) is made up of autonomous equality seeking women’s organizations that came together before the last election to advocate for stable and effective federal mechanisms to achieve women’s equality. Coalition Members include the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), Womenspace, the Feminist Alliance for International Action (FAFIA), the…

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The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women

A summary of a presentation from NAWL’s 14th Biennial Conference Canada has been a leader in women’s human rights in the international human rights arena for several years. Indeed, Canada backed the campaign at the 1993 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights that led to the recognition that women’s rights are an inalienable, integral…

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Jurisfemme Articles on Women’s Human Rights / Jurisfemme : Articles sur les droits humains des

Jurisfemme Articles on Women’s Human Rights Jurisfemme : Articles sur les droits humains des femmes Fall 2003 “UN Special Rapporteur Visits Canada”, by Marlène D. Balthazar Automne 2003 « Visite du Rapporteur spécial de l’ONU au Canada », par Marlène D. Balthazar Fall 2003 “UN Special Rapporteur Visits Canada”, by Marlène D. Balthazar Summer 2003…

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Protecting Women’s Equality Rights: Refugee Determination

Pursuant to the United Nations 1951 Convention and the 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees, Canada provides international protection to refugees only if the persecution is “on account of” race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion…This definition of refugee has been incorporated into Canada’s Immigration Act with only…

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