Women and the Family
NAWL works on issues related to family law and reproductive rights to overcome women’s ongoing inequality within the family. Articles in this category: New SCC decision on economic rights in the family,Economic Rights Within the Family Project,Mother’s Day Statements,Not in the Best Interests of Women and Children - An Analysis of Bill 422: An Act to Amend the Divorce Act,Abortion and Reproductive Rights,Faith-Based Arbitration,Custody and Access,Matrimonial Property on Indian Reserves,and Same-Sex Marriage.
Women, Work and Equality
Women remain unequal in the workplace because of poor parental benefits, a lack of a national child care strategy and unimplemented pay equity legislation. Articles in this category: Pay Equity,Maternity and Parental Benefits,and Child Care.
Social and Economic Rights
Women’s economic position in Canadian society is still far from equal because of ongoing social discrimination and inadequate social assistance. Articles in this category: New SCC decision on economic rights in the family,Economic Rights Within the Family Project,The Gosselin Case,Discrimination on the Basis of Social Condition,Women and the Social Deficit,Women and Fiscal Policy,Press Releases on Women’s Social and Economic Rights,and Jurisfemme Articles on Women’s Social and Economic Rights.
Violence Against Women
As long as Canadian laws continue to ignore or misunderstand violence against women, women will continue to be victimized by both men and the legal system. Articles in this category: Joint Brief on the Impact of Bill C-42 on Women’s Safety,The Defence of Provocation,Stolen Sisters: 500 Aboriginal Women are Missing or Dead,and Jurisfemme Articles on Violence Against Women.
Immigration and Refugee Law
Canadian immigration law and policies result in ongoing inequalities for women who come to Canada looking for lives of equality. Articles in this category: Update on the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Women,Brief on the Proposed Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Bill C-11),and Jurisfemme Articles on Immigration and Refugee Law.
Women’s Human Rights
While legislation has created some formal equalities for women, substantive human rights for women are far from a reality. Articles in this category: Women in Conflict with the Law,The Anti-Terrorism Act,Canadian Human Rights Review,Transgender and Women’s Equality Rights,and Jurisfemme Articles on Women’s Human Rights.
Women and Politics
Women remain significantly under-represented politically at the federal, provincial and territorial levels in Canada. Articles in this category: Conservative Government Trying to Silence Women’s Groups,Coalition for Women’s Equality,Federal Elections,Electoral Reform,and Jurisfemme Articles on Women and Politics.