The National Women’s Lobby Interim Report to Canadian Women (October 15-17, 2000)

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Ottawa rocked for three days in October, as the National Women’s Lobby (the national Canadian campaign that was part of the World March of Women Against Violence and Poverty) met with Members of Parliament, party leaders and federal Cabinet Ministers to discuss the […] Ottawa rocked for three…

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Electoral Reform

In 2000, the Canadian Women’s March Committee’s published a document called “It’s Time for Change”. This document set out a list of demands for the Federal Government aimed at ending poverty and violence against women. However, few of these demands have been implemented. The lack of response to the Women’s March’s demands points to the…

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Reaffirming the Indivisibility of Human Rights at the Roundtable on Women and Politics 2003

Supported by an Advisory Committee of activists and academics with diverse experiences and expertise, the National Association of Women and the Law convened, on March 22-23, a dialogue with 40 women for its Roundtable on Women and Politics 2003 at the symbolic location of Centre Block, Parliament Hill. Participants were drawn from groups comprising the…

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Information Sheets for the 2003 National Roundtable on Women and Politics / Fiches d’informati

Information Sheets for the 2003 National Roundtable on Women and Politics Fiches d’information pour la Table ronde sur les femmes et la politique 2003 Information on women’s access to political office, who is represented in the House of Commons, electoral systems, and a feminist’s guide to political terminology. Informations sur l’accès des femmes aux fonctions…

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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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Political Parity and the Charter of Rights

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Notes prepared for the “Stages of Citizenship ” Conference, University of Ottawa, November 2-3, 2000 Women’s underrepresentation in politics is a well-known fact. It is a historical phenomenon, which remains characteristic of all modern democratic systems. Currently, only 21% of Canadian MP’s are women. This disparity has many…

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Women’s Election Website

Women’s Election Website During the recent federal election NAWL helped operate a women’s bilingual website,”Women’s Election – 2000 reasons to vote”. This site was produced by a coalition of equality seeking women and women’s organizations in partnership with Womenspace and the National Association of Women and the Law. The initiative was born out of a…

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