Women’s Rights and Freedoms: 20 Years (In) Equality: NAWL & West Coast LEAF National Conference

West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF) and the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) are hosting a national conference in Vancouver from April 28 to May 1, 2005 at the Hilton Vancouver Metrotown Hotel. The Conference will be bilingual and will strive towards accessibility.

The focus of the Conference will be the 20th anniversary of the equality requirements (“section 15”) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Section 15, which is part of the supreme law of Canada, prohibits discrimination by Government on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, and other grounds. The Conference will include discussions on how the Charter affects women and our rights.

The Conference is expected to provide information on the law and discrimination, as well as a unique opportunity to meet, strategize and share information with activists, community workers, lawyers, and others from across the country about what actions we can take to advance women’s rights.

Mark your calendars and check the NAWL website at nawl.ca for updates.

For more information, please contact the Conference Planning Committee at:
Phone: 604-684-8772, Toll Free in BC only: 1-866-737-7716
Fax: 604-684-1543
Email: conference@westcoastleaf.org