National Association of Women and Law
The National Association of Women and Law held its founding convention in Winnipeg in 1975. The present membership is composed of approximately 1000 women lawyers, law students and professionals in related fields. Its objects are education to promote understanding of feminist legal issues; research to examine laws, policies and proposed reforms; and action to eliminate sexual discrimination. NAWL also promotes information exchange through its newsletter and affiliation with other women's groups. It is concerned with a broad range of feminist legal issues and has specifically involved itself with the reform of the CRIMINAL CODE on sexual assault and with the lobby on the equality provisions in the CANADIAN CHARTER OF RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS.