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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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Fund Development & Communications Coordinator Opportunity

Fund Development & Communications Coordinator Opportunity

January 18. 2018 | Employment, Featured, What's New

We are seeking a highly organized Fund Development and Communications Coordinator to join the LEAF team on a full-time, one-year contract position with the possibility of extension.

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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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Watch Sandra Shamas performance at the 2017 Persons Day Gala

Watch Sandra Shamas performance at the 2017 Persons Day Gala

December 05. 2017 | Featured, LEAF National, What's New

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LEAF Supports the Law Society’s Statement of Principles Requirement

LEAF Supports the Law Society’s Statement of Principles Requirement

December 01. 2017 | Featured, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) supports the Law Society’s Statement of Principles requirement, which obliges licensees to acknowledge their obligation to promote equality, diversity and inclusion.

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LEAF Launches its Report “Religion and Equality Rights: A Feminist Framework”

LEAF Launches its Report “Religion and Equality Rights: A Feminist Framework”

November 30. 2017 | Featured, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) Launches its Report “Religion and Equality Rights: A Feminist Framework”

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LEAF and NWAC appear at the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for Indigenous women’s access to justice

LEAF and NWAC appear at the Supreme Court of Canada to fight for Indigenous women’s access to justice

November 28. 2017 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) to appear at the Supreme Court of Canada in…

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2017 Persons Day Gala – Gallery

2017 Persons Day Gala – Gallery

November 22. 2017 | Events, Featured, LEAF National, What's New

Thank you for making the 2017 Persons Day Evening Gala a tremendous success.

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The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (Avalon) intervene at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (NSCA) in R v Al-Rawi

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (Avalon) intervene at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (NSCA) in R v Al-Rawi

November 21. 2017 | Featured, LEAF Cases, What's New

On Wednesday, November 22, 2017 LEAF and Avalon will appear at the NSCA in the appeal of the acquittal of Bassam Al-Rawi, a taxi driver…

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Announcement of a Change at LEAF

Announcement of a Change at LEAF

November 15. 2017 | Featured, What's New

It is with regret we announce that after five years as our Legal Director, Dr. Kim Stanton has resigned from the Women’s Legal Education Action…

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