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.
We work on our own and in collaboration with other women’s equality-seeking organizations to impact public policy on a wide range of issues, including:
- pay equity
- same-sex marriage
- custody and access
- the use of arbitration in family law
- the criminal response to rape and sexual assault
- the provocation defence in murder cases
- women’s human rights
- social assistance
- women’s reproductive rights
Our mandate encompasses legal advocacy, law reform, lobbying the government, legal research, human rights related projects, and promoting issues in the area of women and the law.
The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL) is an incorporated not-for-profit feminist organization that promotes the equality rights of Canadian women through legal education, research, and law reform advocacy.
NAWL was created at a conference held at the University of Windsor in 1974. Since then, NAWL has used its unique research and educational strategies to raise public awareness about legal issues affecting women.