Cass: The deportation of Lucy Granados shows how hollow government ‘compassion’ is

Published by The Ottawa Citizen on April 16, 2018. Link here.  The author, Charlotte Cass is a common law student at the University of Ottawa and a member of the Ottawa Sanctuary Network. She is enrolled in the Feminist Law Reform course lead by Professor Martha Jackman, NAWL co-chair, and Suki Beavers, NAWL’s Project Director.  On Friday morning,…

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Presentation on Human Trafficking to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women

Presentation on human trafficking to the 39th PARLIAMENT, 1st SESSION, Standing Committee on the Status of Women. Transcript from the FEWO web site. Mrs. Chantal Tie (Lawyer, National Association of Women and the Law): Thank you very much. First, thank you very much for inviting us this morning. We appreciate the opportunity to appear before…

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Addressing Trafficking in Women and Children in Canada

Cet article est disponible uniquement en anglais. Trafficking in women and girls is a significant global problem to which Canada is unfortunately not immune. It is an illegal yet highly profitable industry, which recruits, transports and sells human beings for the purpose of exploiting their labour and/or their sexuality. The victims of trafficking are overwhelmingly…

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Brief on the Proposed Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Bill C-11)

Brief on the Proposed Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Bill C-11) Mémoire concernant le Projet de loi sur l’immigration et la protection des réfugiés In 2001, the government introduced new legislation on immigration and refugee protection. NAWL proposed a series of recommendations to improve this legislation with respect to women. En 2001, le gouvernement a…

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NAWL Brief on the Proposed Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Bill C-11) to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

Although we recognize that a number of important reforms are being introduced with Bill C-11, we are deeply concerned about the bill’s lack of progress for immigrant and refugee women. Our brief will discuss some of the important avenues of reform, from the specific perspective of women, taking into account not only gender, but also…

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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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