• Angela Miles OISE University of Toronto
  • Alda Facio United Nations
  • Jeannette Corbiere Lavell
  • Patricia Nyaundi

Author Biographies

Angela Miles, OISE University of Toronto

Angela Miles is a founding member of Toronto Women for a Just and Healthy Planet, Antigonish Women’s Association, Feminist Network for a Gift Economy and a member of the editorial board of Canadian Woman Studies. She teaches at the OISE/University of Toronto where, with Alda Facio, she co-founded the  International Women’s Human Rights Education  Institute. Her publications include, Integrative Feminisms: Building Global Visions and the edited collection Women in a Globalizing World: Transforming Equality, Development, Diversity and Peace.

Alda Facio, United Nations

Alda Facio is a human rights activist, jurist and writer, teaching human rights in many parts of the world. In 2004 she co-founded the Women’s Human Rights Institute with Angela Miles and has been teaching courses ever since. As one of the founders of the Women’s Caucus for Gender Justice in the International Criminal Court in 1996,she was its first Director. In 2005, she was appointed to the UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Violence against Women. Currently she is one of five expert members of the UN mandated Working Group on Discriminatory Laws and Practices (WGDAW).

Jeannette Corbiere Lavell

In 1970, Jeannette Corbiere Lavell challenged the section of the Indian Act denying Indian status to women who married non-status men. Though her challenge failed at Supreme Court of Canada, it inspired later challenges, the success of which “permitted reinstatement of the First Nations women and children who had lost their status.” She is a founding member and past president of the Ontario Native Women’s Association and the Native Women’s Organization of Canada, founding member of Indian Rights for Indian Women, recipient of the Persons Award (2009) and Order of Canada (2018), and co-editor, with her daughter D. Memee Lavell-Harvard, of Until Our Hearts Are on the Ground (2006).

Patricia Nyaundi

Patricia Nyaundi is a Kenyan Human Rights Lawyer. She has previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the
Federation of Women Lawyers (Kenya), the Chief Executive Officer Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission and in the same position at the Kenya National Commission On Human Rights. She is currently the Nairobi Director for Crisis Action.


How to Cite

Miles, A., Facio, A., Corbiere Lavell, J., & Nyaundi, P. (2019). Editorial/Éditorial. Canadian Woman Studies, 33(1-2). Retrieved from https://cws.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/cws/article/view/37786