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LEAF Proposes a Feminist Approach to Law Reform on HIV Non-Disclosure

LEAF Proposes a Feminist Approach to Law Reform on HIV Non-Disclosure

January 10. 2019 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) has written a position paper proposing a feminist approach to law reform on HIV non-disclosure. LEAF supports…

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LEAF Files Submission with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

LEAF Files Submission with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

December 20. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On December 14 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) made its final submission to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous…

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LEAF Remembers Murdered Women—And Commits to Working for Change

LEAF Remembers Murdered Women—And Commits to Working for Change

December 06. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On December 6, 2018, LEAF joins feminists across Canada in remembering 14 women who were murdered in Montreal 29 years ago. Today, 67 percent of…

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LEAF Testifies Before Standing Committee in Review of Divorce Act

LEAF Testifies Before Standing Committee in Review of Divorce Act

November 26. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On November 21, 2018, LEAF Executive Director & General Counsel Shaun O’Brien testified before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights regarding Bill C-78,…

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LEAF and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic  Support Senator’s Proposed Amendment to Sexual Assault Legislation

LEAF and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic Support Senator’s Proposed Amendment to Sexual Assault Legislation

November 22. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On November 14, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic sent a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Justice Jody Wilson-Raybould supporting Senator Kim Pate’s proposed amendment to Bill C-51.

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LEAF Welcomes Shaun O’Brien as Executive Director and General Counsel

LEAF Welcomes Shaun O’Brien as Executive Director and General Counsel

October 22. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) is delighted to announce the appointment of Shaun O’Brien to the position of Executive Director & General Counsel….

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LEAF to Appear Before the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Gagnon

LEAF to Appear Before the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Gagnon

October 15. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) to intervene in…

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The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis

April 09. 2018 | Featured, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) files factum in R. v. Jarvis, to argue for women’s right to meaningful protection from sexual intrusions…

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LEAF’s Commitment for International Women’s Day, 2018

LEAF’s Commitment for International Women’s Day, 2018

March 07. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

On International Women’s Day, LEAF commits to continue the struggle for women’s substantive equality, started by a brave group of women protesting unfair wages and…

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LEAF Welcomes new Legal Director, Shaun O’Brien

LEAF Welcomes new Legal Director, Shaun O’Brien

February 27. 2018 | Featured, Media Releases, What's New

The Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) would like to warmly welcome and congratulate Shaun O’Brien on her appointment as LEAF’s new Legal Director….

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