Violence Against Women

Feminist coalition seeks leave to intervene in the Canadian Judicial Council Inquiry regarding the Honourable Federal Court Justice Robin Camp

June 06. 2016 | Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

On May 31st, 2016, the Avalon Sexual Assault Centre (“Avalon“), Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (“EVA BC”), the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal…

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Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women Statement on the importance of full provincial and territorial cooperation with the upcoming national inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

April 22. 2016 | Featured, Media Releases, Violence Against Women, What's New

April 25, 2016 The Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC), a national coalition of individuals and civil society organizations, has supported the…

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Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) Granted Leave to Intervene in R. v. Barton

Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) Granted Leave to Intervene in R. v. Barton

March 08. 2016 | Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

  March 8, 2016, Edmonton – On March 8, 2016, Alberta Court of Appeal Justice Berger granted the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF)…

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Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) Seek Leave to Intervene in R. v. Barton

Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women (IAAW) Seek Leave to Intervene in R. v. Barton

November 23. 2015 | Featured, Gender Discrimination, LEAF Cases, Media Releases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women, What's New

November 23, 2015, Toronto – On November 24, 2015, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal…

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Hundreds of recommendations go unimplemented: Legal Strategy Coalition demands greater government commitment and accountability to ending violence against Indigenous women and girls

February 25. 2015 | Featured, Media Releases, Violence Against Women, What's New

An alarming study released today shows that governments in Canada have repeatedly ignored expert recommendations to stop violence against Indigenous women and girls.

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New research available for MMIW advocates

New research available for MMIW advocates

December 08. 2014 | Media Releases, Violence Against Women, What's New

LEAF is part of a national Legal Strategy Coalition on Violence Against Indigenous Women (LSC). The LSC is a nation-wide ad hoc coalition of groups…

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25 years after the Montreal Massacre we remember and move toward equality

25 years after the Montreal Massacre we remember and move toward equality

December 05. 2014 | Media Releases, Violence Against Women, What's New

On December 6, 2014, LEAF recognizes the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada. 25 years ago this year, gender-based…

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R. v. Ryan (SCC) (Judgment, January 18, 2013)

R. v. Ryan (SCC) (Judgment, January 18, 2013)

January 18. 2013 | Access to Justice, LEAF Cases, Violence Against Women

The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) have been granted leave to intervene in Coalition…

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N.S. v. R. (SCC) (Judgment December 20, 2012)

N.S. v. R. (SCC) (Judgment December 20, 2012)

December 20. 2012 | Equality Law, LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

N.S v. R. involves a sexual assault complainant who wears a niqab – a veil that covers the face, with the exception of the eyes.   The question before the…

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R. v. D.A.I. (SCC) (Judgment February 10th, 2012)

R. v. D.A.I. (SCC) (Judgment February 10th, 2012)

February 10. 2012 | Children, Disability, Equality Law, LEAF Cases, Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women

On February 10, 2012 the SCC released its decision in R. v. D.A.I. confirming the importance of access to justice for sexual assault complainants with intellectual and other disabilities. …

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