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Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
Can J Women Law

Published/Hosted by University of Toronto Press. ISSN: 0832-8781.

Launched in 1985, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit is the only Canadian periodical devoted entirely to the publication and dissemination of multi-disciplinary scholarship in the expanding field of women's legal studies. The CJWL is incorporated as a non-profit organization with charitable status. The CJWL's readership includes lawyers, judges, law students, academics, government officials and others interested in women's equality. The CJWL's mandate is to provide an outlet for those wishing to explore the impact of law on women's social, economic and legal status, and on the general conditions of their lives. The Journal promotes the expansion of women's legal scholarship into new areas of research and study, and it aims to increase the volume and improve the accessibility of legal scholarship by Canadian women, on specifically Canadian topics. Finally, the CJWL seeks to provide an important tool for activists, academics and others engaged in research and law reform efforts on behalf of women. The CJWL's content and editorial policy reflect the objectives outlined above. Editorial criteria are designed and applied to ensure a balance in terms of type of contributions (articles, commentaries, research notes, case comments and book reviews), discipline, subject matter, language, jurisdiction, and perspective. Recently published articles have examined issues of multiple discrimination, ecofeminism and environmental law, legal responses to family violence, the gendered impact of recent changes in federal welfare laws, and women's legal history, among other matters. Recent issues have focused on equality, poverty, racism, and social policy. Much of the material published has been ground-breaking in subject matter, perspective, and scope. Through its editorial policies and expanding domestic and international reputation, the CJWL has been instrumental in fostering the growth and improving the accessibility of feminist legal scholarship in Canada. CJWL is published two times per year by the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law with the generous support of the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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