2016 CEDAW Report Card

For the 8th year in a row, West Coast LEAF has issued our CEDAW Report Card which grades BC’s progress in nine key areas in women’s rights, including access to justice, economic security, affordable housing and child care, and women’s Read More

CEDAW Report Card

Every year, West Coast LEAF issues our CEDAW Report Card on how BC is measuring up when it comes to international obligations under the UN Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Learn more about this project or Read More

Position statement: Sanctuary City

In January 2015, we released our official position statement on sanctuary city policies. WCL Position Paper – Sanctuary City   Photo credit on homepage: Evan Leeson, cyanotypevan, Creative Commons Read More

Able Mothers Report

In September 2014, we released a new report entitled “Able Mothers: The intersection of parenting, disability, and the law.” The report was the result of our project on Mothering with Disabilities. . Read More

#CyberMisogyny Report

In June 2014, we released a report entitled “#CyberMisogyny: Using and strengthening Canadian legal responses to gendered hate and harassment online.” This report was part of our Legal Responses to Cyber Misogyny project. Read More

Putting Justice Back on the Map Report

In February 2014, we released a report entitled: “Putting justice back on the map: The route to equal and accessible family justice.” This report was part of our Family Law Project. Read More

Court Watch Report

In January 2013, we released a report entitled: “Supporting Mothers or shutting them out: Results of a court watch.” Read More

Mapping the Gap Report

In 2012, we released a report entitled, “Mapping the Gap: Linking Aboriginal Women with Legal Services and Resources.” Read More