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Citizenship and who gets to be a citizen is not without problems. The reality is, as Lee Lakeman states, “There is no state in which women have full democratic access to power, no state upholds women’s rights fully, and no state has the full confidence of its women citizens.” Obsession with Intent: Violence Against Women 2005 p. 67
Drawing on a range of issues, this category provides materials on the gendered nature of citizenship and the implications for anti violence advocates.
METRAC and LEAF Submission on Bill C-31 Read more
Working With Refugee Women by Alice Lee Read more
Spousal Support and Sponsorship Agreements Read more
Lee Lakeman's Speech at the Citizen's Summit "One is Too Many"
which discusses rights of migrants trafficked for the purposes of prostitution. Includes recommendations to the federal government on the meaning of citizenship Listen
Immigrant Women in Canada Report by CRIAW Read more
Proposal for legislative admendments to protect trafficked persons by Canadian Council for Refugees Read more