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Letter of support for Jeremy Matson’s petition to the CEDAW Committee regarding discrimination in the Indian Act

Letters and Submissions

In February 2019, West Coast LEAF re-affirmed our support for Jeremy Matson’s petition under the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) regarding sex discrimination in the way status is Read More

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The National Inquiry must ensure that the human rights of Indigenous women, girls, and Two-Spirit people are secured.

West Coast LEAF News

Today, with both a sense of hope and heavy hearts, we made our final written submissions to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. We are grateful to the Indigenous women who fought long and Read More

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Safety and dignity are essential human rights

West Coast LEAF News

We’re at the BC Human Rights Tribunal to support transgender people’s right to be free from discrimination and hatred. West Coast LEAF is committed to an inclusive vision of feminism that defends the right to be free from discrimination Read More

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RELEASE: Hate speech hearing set to begin at the BC Human Rights Tribunal

In The Media

VANCOUVER – This week, West Coast LEAF will intervene at the BC Human Rights Tribunal in a complaint arising under the BC Human Rights Code’s prohibition against discriminatory publications. The case, Oger v Whatcott, will be heard over five Read More

Cover page of the Winter 2018 LEAFlet

The Winter 2018 LEAFlet is here!

West Coast LEAF News

To learn about West Coast LEAF’s latest work for gender equality, read our latest LEAFlet newsletter, published in December 2018!   Read More

Two people are standing in front of a large sign that says "Nations Unies United Nations." One is holding the High Stakes report by West Coast LEAF about child care and the human rights of women and children. The other is holding the 10aDay Child Care plan and has her fist raised.

We’re holding BC accountable to international equality rights standards

West Coast LEAF News

Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the brutal murders of 14 women at Montreal’s École Polytechnique in 1989, we pledge to fight. On this National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, we release our 10th Read More

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RELEASE: Report card on gender equality in BC released

In The Media

For immediate release – December 6, 2018 VANCOUVER – Today, West Coast LEAF released its 10th annual report card on the rights of women in BC. The report card shows that although BC’s grades have improved in six areas, Read More

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2018 CEDAW Report Card

Research Reports

On December 6th, 2018, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, West Coast LEAF released our 10th annual CEDAW Report Card, grading BC on nine issues impacting women’s human rights, including child protection, a new section introduced Read More