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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Using and strengthening Canadian legal responses to gendered hate and harassment online. Topics: "Revenge Porn"; Non-consensual sharing of intimate images among youth; Child sexual exploitation; Cyberstalking; and ...
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Explores legal and policy issues affecting mothers & prospective mothers with disabilities & makes recommendations to law/policy makers. Contents: Social Model of Disability, Legal Framework, Child Protection, Family ...
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The 2004 Transforming Our Future Guide provides an overview of the legal sources of equality rights and how they operate in Canada. It focuses on Supreme Court cases - Law v. Canada and BC v. BCGSEU - and outlines the ...
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In response to the British Columbian provincial review of the Family Relations Act, West Coast LEAF held public consultations in 2007. This report provides an overview of the BC family law system at that time. It is a ...
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The 2011 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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Case scenarios that summarize different women's experiences navigating the family law legal system in British Columbia.
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This report is a review of the West Coast LEAF Court Watch program from 2005 to 2006 that is part of the Family Law Project.
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Legal Aid Denied is a report that outlines the BC legal aid cuts from 2002 to 2004 that undermine the equal access to justice entitled to all Canadians.
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The report draws primarily from the West Coast LEAF Law Student Survey that asks for law student perceptions about the systematic barriers, opportunities and benefits to family law practice. It outlines steps to mentor ...
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Rights-Based Legal Aid: Rebuilding BC’s Broken System is a 2010 report by West Coast LEAF and Canadian Centre for Policy alternatives examining the serious deterioration of legal aid services over the past 15 years, and ...
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