Due Justice for All: Part Two

Alternative Avenues to Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors Different Canadian and international approaches have sought to make justice more accessible, effective, and meaningful for sexual assault survivors. These include small-scale projects designed to improve existing avenues, such as specialized courts. They encompass larger efforts to develop location-specific responses to sexual violence, such as post-secondary sexual […]

Due Justice for All: Part One

A Survivor-focused Analysis of Canada’s Legal Responses to Sexual Violence This report provides an analysis of existing legal responses to sexual violence against women. It focuses specifically on how and whether these responses meet the justice interests of sexual assault survivors. This report serves two purposes: It furthers our understanding of the elements of particular […]

Tech-Facilitated Violence

Written by: Nicole Biros-Bolton This paper examines how technology is used as a tool of violence and discrimination against women, girls, and gender-diverse people, with additional consideration given to the ways that those living at the intersections of discrimination may face particularly oppressive conduct in the tech world. It then considers the harms that result […]

Deplatforming Misogyny

Written by: Cynthia Khoo This report examines digital platform liability for technology-facilitated gender-based violence, abuse, and harassment (“TFGBV”). Digital platforms play a central role in how we interact and share information with one another, express ourselves, build community, politically mobilize, and participate in public life. They have also simultaneously provided new and efficient mechanisms for abusive users to engage in […]

National Needs Assessment Survey Report

This publication was created as part of LEAF’s Feminist Strategic Litigation (FSL) Project. The FSL Project examines the use and impact of feminist strategic litigation to help LEAF, feminists, and gender equality advocates more effectively combat systemic discrimination and oppression. To better understand the needs of women and girls throughout Canada, in 2019 LEAF partnered […]

Feminist Equality Rights Litigation: Evolution of the Canadian Legal Landscape

Written by: Fay Faraday This publication was created as part of LEAF’s Feminist Strategic Litigation (FSL) Project. The FSL Project examines the use and impact of feminist strategic litigation to help LEAF, feminists, and gender equality advocates more effectively combat systemic discrimination and oppression. Recognizing that the legal fight for equality remains a work in […]

Using the Legal System to Advance Equality for Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA People

Written by: Alana Robert This publication was created as part of LEAF’s Feminist Strategic Litigation (FSL) Project. The FSL Project examines the use and impact of feminist strategic litigation to help LEAF, feminists, and gender equality advocates more effectively combat systemic discrimination and oppression. Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA (two-spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, […]