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
Membership in OUAWL is open to all members of UOttawa that have an interest in the aims and objectives of UOAWL.
We are committed to equity in the law and welcome all ages, genders, sexes, sexual orientations, religions, races, ethnicities, and political views to join us and support our mission.
Our executive committee includes 1L, Mature, and Civil Law representatives to voice your concerns and gather feedback. Please reach out to your representative or to our council today!
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- 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”
- La pandémie et l’inégalité de genreLa pandémie de COVID-19 a touché les femmes plus que les hommes. En général, il parait que les travaux domestiques et la garde des enfants sont encore les travaux des femmes plus souvent que des hommes. Bien, le gouvernement a créé des programmes pour aider les gens en général, mais c’est les femmes qui restent chez eux plus souvent, selon lesContinue reading “La pandémie et l’inégalité de genre”
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