Legal issues

Legal issues

Report by the Women and Justice Tripartite Committee

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Quebec Native Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Kahnawake, QC

Provides recommendations aimed at the training and role of police officers and of Attorney General's prosecutors working with Aboriginal women victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Privatization, law, and the challenge to feminism

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English
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Brenda Cossman (ed.)
Judy Fudge (ed.)
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University of Toronto Press Inc.
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Examines the role of law in privatization projects across policy areas ranging from fiscal and labour policy through family, welfare, and immigration law.

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FEMN.P75 2002
ISBN 0802085091
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Includes bibliographical references.

Center for Reproductive Rights

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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Français
Spanish
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Advocacy
Policy development

A non-profit legal organization that promotes and defends women's reproduction rights within the US and internationally. Addresses such topics as human rights, equality, adolescents, safe pregnancy, abortion, and contraception. Website contains press releases, publications, an online bookstore, US legal documents relevant to reproductive rights, reproductive information by region, and discussions of current policy issues.

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(917) 637-3600
Email Address: 
info@reprorights.org
Fax Number: 
(917) 637-3666
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120 Wall St.
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New York
Province: 
New York
Postal/ZIP Code: 
10005

Surviving the system: custody and access struggles

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Gwen O'Reilly
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Education Wife Assault
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides tips for women who are leaving abusive relationships regarding the custody of their children. Encourages the development of a practical plan to provide for the emotional and physical needs of their children.

Report on the Inter-Sectoral Workshop on Violence against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women and Access to the Justice Syste

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Barbara Anello
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario (DAWN Ontario)
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Reports on a workshop hosted by the Roeher Institute and Education Wife Assault. Defines disabilities and access, provides background on domestic violence courts in Ontario, and identifies best practices and barriers to justice for women with disabilities.

Legal options

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Provincial Association of Transition Houses of Saskatchewan (PATHS)
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2002
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Regina, SK

Provides links to Web sites that explain the various legal options open to women who have been abused.

Custody and access assessments

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English
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Samantha E. Poisson
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Education Wife Assault
Publication Date: 
2001
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Toronto, ON

Describes the justice system's approach to custody and access issues involving high conflict families. Discusses the role of a trained assessor in custody cases involving domestic violence.

Custody and access or contact and control?

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Georgina Taylor
Ajax Quinby
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BC Institute Against Family Violence
Publication Date: 
1994
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Demonstrates the ways battering men use the custody and access battle to continue their abuse and control of the mother through the children.

Common legal questions

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English
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Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Consists of answers to frequently asked questions regarding a woman's legal rights when leaving an abusive relationship. Discusses court proceedings, legal separation, dividing assets, and child custody.

Justice issues: sexual harassment

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Ontario Women's Justice Network
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Ontario Women's Justice Network
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Lists resources that outline issues surrounding sexual harassment in the workplace, including legal decisions and their ramifications for workplace harassment policy.

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