Reading Rights: A Woman’s Guide to the Law in Canada

Reading Rights is the first convenient guide to Canadian laws that grant and protect rights and freedoms for women at work, within the family, and in the courts. In simple, non-legal language, illustrated with humorous cartoons, this book gives authoritative answers to a host of questions: “What should I do in the case of abuse, sexual harassment, or racial discrimination? What are my rights to child custody and property in the event of separation or divorce from my spouse? How do equality rights affect my job? What are my political rights as an immigrant or refugee? Where can I turn for help?” Includes a directory of Canadian human rights commissions and women’s associations as well as copies of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


Reading Rights is a valuable educational tool. This guide will appeal to the ordinary woman looking for information on a specific point of law, as well as to service providers and legal experts who are looking for an effective way of clarifying different aspects of the law to their clients.”- Mobina S.B. Jaffer, LL.B., Q.C.

“A good, accurate, very useful handbook for the nonspecialist.” – Phil Rankin, LL.B., Secretary of the BC Immigration Section of the Canadian Bar Association

Rahat Kurd has created resource materials for many Canadian non-profit organizations and doodles in cartoons when lost for words. Sponsored by the Canadian Council of Muslim Women.