West Coast LEAF understands that the basic human rights of low income women have been deteriorating in BC – that legislative and policy choices have made it harder for single mothers to meet their own needs and the needs of their families. These legislative choices breach international, national and provincial commitments to equality and human rights.

Human Rights Denied: Single Mothers on Social Assistance in British Columbia 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.