Canadian Journal of Women and the Law
Revue Femmes et Droit
Year Published: 1989
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX3749
A forum for feminist discussion of law reform and legal issues affecting women and for exchanging research and analysis.
Abstract: This journal aims to provide a forum for feminist discussion of law reform and legal issues affecting women and for exchanging research and analysis. Abstracts of each article appear in both French and English while the article itself appears only in its original language.
The editors state that they are "particularly interested in receiving material relating to women and work, women and the criminal justice system, women and the Charter of Rights, women and child custody, and feminist legal/political theory."
The theme of Vol. 3, No. 1, 1989, is Women and Custody. Aspects examined include Native women, lesbians, joint custody, mediation, maintenance, and ideologies of parenthood.
In addition to the eleven articles, case comments, commentaries and book reviews are included, all dealing with some aspect of the custody question, for example, "The Case of `Baby M"', and reviews of books on divorce and mediation. Commentaries offer more personal contributions such as the account of a participant in a custody suit.