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Elizabeth Fry Week 2022

Legal Interventions

This year’s Elizabeth Fry Week theme is: “Doing Life: Understanding Life Sentences in Canada”. The goal of Elizabeth Fry Week is to enhance public awareness and education around the issues impacting criminalized and marginalized women and gender-diverse people. This year, we are using Elizabeth Fry Week to raise awareness about on one of the least […]

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Human Rights Case: Conditions of Confinement for People in Prisons Designated for Women

Legal Interventions

In 2010 CAEFS filed a Human Rights Case on behalf of all federally sentenced women with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Information from our years of advocacy and monitoring conditions of confinement will be used as evidence in this case.

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Public Inquest into the Death of a Woman at the Grand Valley Institution  

Legal Interventions

CAEFS is working to support the inquest into the death of a woman at the Grand Valley Institution in 2016. This woman’s death is further proof that that prisons are no place for individuals with mental health issues. As an organization with a substantial interest in the Inquest, CAEFS has been granted standing to take an […]

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