West Coast LEAF

West Coast LEAF's mission is to achieve equality by changing historic patterns of systemic discrimination against women through BC-based equality rights litigation, law reform and public legal education.

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This paper provides a brief overview of the problem of trafficking in women and girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Canada. It proceeds to outline West Coast LEAF's position - proposed legislation and victim ...
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A new study outlines fundamental problems with expert evaluations of parenting used by BC courts in child custody and access disputes. The study examines what are commonly referred to as 'Section 15 reports' conducted ...
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This report highlights legislative and regulatory policy changes within the BC government between 2001 and 2005 that disproportionately harm single mothers on social assistance and their children.
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In 2009, a project was initiated to research and collate legal resources for women created by various family and social service agencies throughout the province. The report was released in 2010. It was written by ...
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In 2011, a project was initiated to research and collate legal resources for Aboriginal women created by various family and social service agencies throughout the province. The report was released in 2012. It was ...
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This report was submitted to the CEDAW Committee by the BC CEDAW Group and the Poverty and Human Rights Center before Canada's 2008 CEDAW review. It provides an overview of women's equality issues in BC to ensure the ...
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The report illustrates the Government of British Columbia's failure to address and implement two recommendations made by the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) ...
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The Women's Equality and Religious Freedom (WERF) Consultation Report tackles a central question: what are the limits to religious freedom when gender equality is at stake. The report includes a detailed overview of ...
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The 2009 CEDAW Report Card grades the BC government's compliance to the international standards of women's rights and freedoms outlined in the United Nations' Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination ...
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The 2010 CEDAW Report Card grades the BC government's compliance to the international standards of women's rights and freedoms outlined in the United Nations' Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination ...
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