Women’s Human Rights on Indian Reserves

On Indian Reserves, women’s human rights can be violated without any legal remedy. NAWL’s working group on Aboriginal Women’s Rights urges the federal government to take immediate action to ensure that women’s matrimonial property rights are fully recognized and respected on Reserves. Senator Shirley Maheu, Chair Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights Friday October 17,…

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Matrimonial Property on Indian Reserves

On Indian reserves, provincial law that usually applies to matrimonial property in case of separation or divorce does not apply. When women separate or divorce, they are left without the protection of the law. NAWL’s working group on Aboriginal Women’s Rights has urged the government to take action to remedy the situation. October 17, 2003,…

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Economic Security for Farm Women: A Discussion Paper

This discussion paper analyzes barriers to equality for farm women and identifies action strategies to promote farm women’s legal rights and economic security. It examines matrimonial property law, land ownership, inheritance succession, social and other services, farm debt, income tax, farm financing, health and farm safety.…

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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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Legislative Initiatives Necessary to the Implementation of a Fair Scheme for Division of Private Sector Pensions Upon the Termination of a Marriage or Separation in Canada

Examines valuation, enforcement and jurisdictional problems associated with division of private sector pensions, and recommends legislative initiatives necessary to the implementation of a fair scheme for their division. Volume I: Text of Paper Download Volume II, Part I: Case Authorities Download Volume II, Part II: Pension Standards Legislation Download Volume II, Part III: Matrimonial Property…

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