Rightfully Hers: An Archival History of The National Association of Women and the Law

This year, in partnership with The National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), The University of Ottawa Archives and Special Collections celebrates NAWL’s 50th anniversary by delving into the organization’s history through a 5-part digital exhibit, including their landmark achievements, legal interventions, organizational challenges, and their undeniable impact on Canadian society. Click the following exhibit links to learn aboutthe Founding of NAWL, and their work on various cases and issues including Women and Work, Violence Against Women, Reproductive Justice, and Marriage Equality.

Part 1 –March 1974: NAWL is Born

Part 2- The Action Stage: NAWL, Women, and Work

Part 3- Testing the Charter: NAWL fights Violence Against Women

Part 4- Who's in Control? NAWL and Reproductive Justice

Part 5- Marriage Equality and the Future of NAWL


Meghan Tibbits-Lamirande, Storyteller-in-Residence, uOttawa Library Archives and Special Collections