Jean Somar: 30 Years Devoted to Freedom from Violence
The Law Foundation of Ontario is pleased to announce the awarding of a Community Leadership in Justice Fellowship to Deepa Mattoo.
Ms Mattoo is the Legal Director at the Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic. She is an expert in violence against racialized women, refugee law, and the rights of non-status immigrant women.
In partnership with the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, academics from the faculties of law and sociology, and the Rights of Non-Status Women Network, Ms Mattoo will dedicate her fellowship to focus on the experiences of racialized women who become non-status immigrants or have precarious immigration status in Canada and will examine relationships between race, gender, and immigration status as they relate to immigration and refugee law.
Ms Mattoo’s fellowship will result in an intersectional analysis of the relevant legislation and how the laws impact the delivery of services to immigrant women. As part of the fellowship, she will deliver workshops to share client-centered best practices with law students, settlement workers, social work students, and lawyers.