Publications

Child custody and access

When Shared Parenting and the Safety of Women and Children Collide, Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre, 2016

“Children’s Safety: Contradiction in the System,”  Domestic Violence, Action and Resource Magazine, Domestic Violence Resource Centre, South Brisbane, Australia, Issue 12, December 2001

In Whose Best Interests? National Association of Women and the Law, Jurisfemme Volume 20, Number 4, Spring/Summer 2001

The family law system

What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: The Importance of Family Violence Screening Tools for Family Law Practitioners, Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre and the Department of Justice, Canada, 2018

It Shouldn’t Be This Hard: A gender-based analysis of family law, family court and violence against women, Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre, 2012

Towards a Centre of Excellence: A Think Tank Discussion about Violence Against Women and Family Law, Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre, 2012

Through the Looking Glass: The Experiences of Unrepresented Abused Women in Family Court Final Report and Recommendations, Luke’s Place, 2008

“Family Law: A Canadian Perspective,” Domestic Violence, Action and Resource Magazine, Domestic Violence Resource Centre, South Brisbane, Australia, Issue 12, December 2001

Sexual violence

The Vengeful Cunt Asked for it: Constructions of Women as Evil in our Analysis of Rape, co-authored with Dr. Donnalee Iffla for presentation at Feminine Interdisciplinary Conference, Budapest, Hungary, May 2009

Women in marginalized communities

Violence Against Women: Health and Justice for Canadian Muslim Women, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, 2013

Muslim and Canadian Family Laws: A Comparative Primer, with Dr. L. Clarke, Canadian Council of Muslim Women, October 2006

Should different kinds of people living in the same province be governed by different kinds of laws? Dossier 27, published by Women Living Under Muslim Laws, December 2005

“Representing the Abused Immigrant Woman”, Citizenship and Immigration, published by the Ontario Bar Association, Volume 12 No. 1

Issues for advocates

The Impact of Third Parties on Solicitor-Client Privilege, Luke’s Place Support and Resource Centre, 2015

Who Do You Want to Sue You? Confidentiality and community risk management research report and recommendations, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, 2011

Life Beyond Shelter: Toward Coordinated Public Policies For Women’s Safety and Violence Prevention, YWCA Canada, 2009

Gender and law

A Girl’s Guide to Knowing her Rights, YWCA Canada, 2009

Fresh Start, YWCA Canada, 2009

Abortion in Canada: Legal but not accessible, YWCA Canada, 2009

Systemic change

Curriculum Models in Ontario Law Schools: A Framework for Teaching About Violence Against Women, Law Commission of Ontario, 2012

Justice Done: Crafting Opportunity from Adversity, Barbara Schlifer Commemorative Clinic, 2011

Not in the Best Interests of Women and Children: An Analysis of Bill 422: An Act to Amend the Divorce Act, National Association of Women and the Law, 2009

Private Member’s Bill Would Erode Women’s Rights, Herizons Magazine, Fall 2009

Bill C-22: What Now? National Association of Women and the Law, Jurisfemme, Volume 23, Number 1, Winter 2004

Preliminary Analysis of Bill C-22, An Act to Amend the Divorce Act, with Andree Cote, National Association of Women and the Law, 2003

Brief to the Federal, Provincial and Territorial Family Law Committee on Custody, Access and Child Support, National Association of Women and the Law, 2001