Race(ing) Family Law?: The Challenges

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. The process of responding to the proposed amendments to the once “live” Bill C-22 sparked a series of continued conversations across Canada among Aboriginal women, women of colour, and immigrant and refugee women as to how race would and should be addressed within the Divorce Act. Although it…

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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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Coalition of Stolen Sisters

NAWL is a member of the National Coalition for our Stolen Sisters, led by the Native Women’s Association of Canada. To date, other member organizations include the Canadian Research Institute on the Advancement of Women (CRIAW), Womenspace, the Canadian Federation of University Women, the Women’s Legal Education Action Fund (LEAF), and the Mother of Red…

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First Nations Governance Act: Same Old Indian Agent Mentality

The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) strongly believes that the perspectives of Aboriginal women must be taken into account when proposed changes to the Indian Act and the proposed First Nations Governance Act are considered, particularly because Aboriginal women have been “multiply disadvantaged” and discriminated against based on race, class and gender for too…

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Update on the Pamela Jean George Case

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. In the early morning hours of April 17, 1995, on the outskirts of Regina, Saskatchewan, Pamela Jean George was beaten to death by two young white men. One of the two men convicted of killing her recently received full parole on November 10, 2000. Once more, this case…

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