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2018 CEDAW Report Card

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 this year. The Report Card assesses BC’s record in 2018 in relation to obligations set out … Read more 2018 CEDAW Report Card



We Are Here: Women’s Experiences of the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault

About the report As part of our Dismantling the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault project with YWCA Metro Vancouver, our 2018 law reform report is about why survivors often do not report through the criminal justice system – in their own words. We Are Here: Women’s Experiences of the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault centers women’s experiences of the devastating … Read more We Are Here: Women’s Experiences of the Barriers to Reporting Sexual Assault



2017 CEDAW Report Card

On December 6th, 2017, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, West Coast LEAF issued our 9th annual CEDAW Report Card, assessing BC’s progress in nine key areas impacting women’s human rights, including access to justice, economic security, affordable housing and child care, and women’s health and safety. Government inaction in all of … Read more 2017 CEDAW Report Card



Is That Legal? revised edition – now multilingual!

About the resource This plain language legal guide was developed for youth as part of our Legal Responses to Cyber Misogyny project. It explains what the law says about five common online situations that young people may experience. Is That Legal? was originally published in June 2014, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to create a thoroughly revised … Read more Is That Legal? revised edition – now multilingual!



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 health and safety. BC’s actions and inactions are assessed against the obligations set out in the UN Convention … Read more 2016 CEDAW Report Card