6. Why should we spend public money to fund feminist research and advocacy?
Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. In Julie Shugarman, Martha Jackman Eds., Online Feminist Law Reform Course, (Ottawa: NAWL Charitable Trust, 2014).
7. Leilani Farha
Leilani Farha speaks out about progressive charities and human rights groups being audited by the CRA for their policy work, and the consequence for marginalized voices who are not heard by the Canadian government.
What law reform activities might be considered “partisan”, and therefore “prohibited activities” for charities in Canada?
What law reform activities might be considered “permitted political” activities that a charity could devote up to 10% of its resources on?
What does the most recent CEDAW report say about funding for women’s equality rights research and advocacy work?
Without government funding for equality rights related research and advocacy work, how might a non-profit organization without charitable status raise funds for politically charged law reform and advocacy activities?
What should the role of the state be in funding feminist dissent?