Violence Against Women

LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

LEAF and Avalon offer a feminist analysis of the Court of Appeal’s decision in R. v. Al-Rawi

January 31. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

Today, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal released its decision in the Crown’s appeal of the acquittal of Bassam Al-Rawi on a charge of sexually assaulting a female passenger in his taxi. The Court of Appeal has allowed the Crown’s appeal, quashed the acquittal, and ordered a new trial. 

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The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

December 05. 2017 | Featured, Violence Against Women, What's New

On December 6, 2017, LEAF recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. Today offers an important reminder to…

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LEAF Sudbury Sponsored screening of A BETTER MAN

October 07. 2017 | Events, LEAF Sudbury, Violence Against Women

LEAF Sudbury is partnering with the Coalition to End Violence Against Women to sponsor the opening feature of Sudbury Indie Cinema’s popular #WomenInFilmWednesdays Wed Oct…

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Support the 12th Annual Strawberry Ceremony on Feb 14, 2017

January 25. 2017 | Aboriginal Issues, Access to Justice, Events, Violence Against Women, What's New

Come and support the 12th Annual Strawberry Ceremony in Toronto on February 14th, 2017! EVENT DETAILS: WHAT: Strawberry Ceremony with Elder Wanda Whitebird WHEN: Feb…

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LEAF recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada

December 06. 2016 | Featured, Violence Against Women, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. It is crucial…

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Canadian Judicial Council committee recommends Justice Robin Camp’s removal

November 30. 2016 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

November 30, 2016, Toronto — A national Coalition of women’s organizations commends today’s decision by an Inquiry Committee appointed by the Canadian Judicial Council that…

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Giving Tuesday: Make Canada Equal For All

November 28. 2016 | Gender Discrimination, Violence Against Women, What's New

It’s Giving Tuesday and LEAF has an important message for our supporters. In light of the United States election results (and events that followed in…

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LEAF makes complaint to Ontario Judicial Council regarding the conduct of Justice Bernd E. Zabel

November 14. 2016 | Featured, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation, Violence Against Women, What's New

November 14, 2016, Toronto LEAF makes complaint to Ontario Judicial Council regarding the conduct of Justice Bernd E. Zabel On Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at…

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Justice Robin Camp Inquiry begins, feminist coalition intervenes

September 06. 2016 | Aboriginal Issues, Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

September 6, 2016, Calgary Today the inquiry into the conduct of Justice Robin Camp (during a 2014 sexual assault trial in Alberta) begins. A national…

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LEAF/IAAW to Closely Monitor the R. v. Barton Appeal – Justice for Cindy Gladue

September 06. 2016 | Aboriginal Issues, Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Racism, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On September 6, 2016, the Alberta Court of Appeal in Edmonton will hear an appeal of the R. v. Barton decision and determine if the…

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