University of Ottawa Association of Women and the Law
The University of Ottawa Association of Women and the Law (UOAWL) is an advocacy group associated with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law and the National Association of Women in the Law.
Promoting substantive equality for women, girls, and people who experience gender-based discrimination by working towards law reform and the realization of human rights for all in the law and legal professions in Canada
- Gender Equality Plans of Actions for Migrant WomenAccording to United Nations Women, discrimination is rampant against roughly half of the world’s 272 million migrants – female migrants. Gender stereotypes especially in domestic and care work, largely affects the quality of lives of migrant women around the world. Discrimination against women and migrants comes in an intersection and limit women’s autonomy and decision-makingContinue reading “Gender Equality Plans of Actions for Migrant Women“
- Case Highlight: Class Actions for Forcibly Sterilized Indigenous Women￼Actions are being brought against governments and healthcare providers in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan for sterilizing Indigenous women without their free, prior, full, and informed consent. In their class action against the Alberta government, Koskie Minsky LLP alleges “the Government of Alberta, including its senior officers, directors, bureaucrats, ministers and executives, had specific andContinue reading “Case Highlight: Class Actions for Forcibly Sterilized Indigenous Women￼”
- The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario must remove their 1-year limitation period for sexual harassment claimsDespite other Acts removing limitations periods for sexual assault claims, the Human Rights Code (“the Code”) continues to force sexual harassment claimants to bring their claims to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (“HRTO”) within one year of being harassed. The Code has included this limitation period since 2006. Expecting sexual harassment survivors to processContinue reading “The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario must remove their 1-year limitation period for sexual harassment claims”
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