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 through sisterhood (beyond cisterhood) by working towards law reform and the realization of human rights for all womxn 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!
- Statement of SolidarityWe are deeply saddened and angered by the ongoing violence, racism and police brutality faced by our Black brothers and sisters. The recent killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade, and the brutality faced by Jacob Blake and countless others highlights the continued injustices faced by Black people. It is an indication ofContinue reading “Statement of Solidarity”
- Shutting Down Supervised Consumption Sites Harms WomenNicole Paroyan JD Candidate 2021 Now that the federal election is over, it’s time to start talking again about provincial issues. Provincial governments in Ontario and Alberta are shutting down safe consumption sites, and they are doing so without taking into account the harmful impacts this action may have on women. Women are disproportionately representedContinue reading “Shutting Down Supervised Consumption Sites Harms Women”
- Demanding a future for section 28 of the CharterShervin Ghiami JD Candidate 2021 In the history of constitutional litigation in Canada, no section has been as unjustly ignored as s. 28. The section reads: “Notwithstanding anything in this Charter, the rights and freedoms referred to in it are guaranteed equally to male and female persons.” S. 28 was added to the Charter after women lobbiedContinue reading “Demanding a future for section 28 of the Charter”
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