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I share the concerns about the defence which have been powerfully expressed by feminist organizations such as the National Association of Women and the Law (NAWL), the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and the Ontario Women's Directorate (OWD).
(18.) CAEFS, supra note 10 at 43 shows that 79 of the 115 cases analyzed in the Department of Justice consultation document, supra note 9, "fit the historical model of patriarchal rage" centered on intimate relationships, including killing woman partners and killing men who were in intimate relationships with the former partner of the accused.
CAEFS has used an explicitly feminist approach in its position papers in taking |the experience of women as the initial starting point for the formation of legal critiques and political agenda' (Boyle, quoted in Mohr 1990; CAEFS 1988) and it takes an abolitionist stance.
This lack of basic information had been noted by a number of feminist writers in Canada (Adelberg and Currie 1987) as well as women's pressure groups (CAEFS 1988), as has been the case in England and Wales (e.g.
Pressure-group activity is also carried out at the national level by the Canadian As Fry Societies (CAEFS).
CAEFS (1988), Sentencing in Context: Revealing the Realities of Women in Conflict with the Law.
CAEFS and CASAC released a joint statement denouncing the mistreatment of Thobani, the conference and its participants by the media and the members of Parliament.
CAEFS has launched a human rights complaint against the federal government for its treatment of women federal inmates.
According to CAEFS, 17 percent of all offences are committed by women.
CAEFS' Kim Pate is skeptical about the commitment of the CSC to change the face of women's corrections.
With that exception, she says, although CAEFS has been consulted by the CSC on issues, they still haven't seen proof of their input.