Women's Rights and Feminism

March 8 is International Women's Day. This collection looks at the history of feminism and the fight for women's rights in Canada and around the world.

  • 2018
  • 13-14
  • 31 Titles

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The National #MeToo movement gains momentum in Russia

The #MeToo movement is gaining momentum in Russia, a country where the movement has been openly mocked. Chauvinism might still be accepted there, but it hasn't stopped a number of young women from risking their careers and reputations to speak up about the sexual harassment they’ve endured from powerful Russian politicians.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/09/2018

CBC News #MeToo movement: Thousands of women identify as victims of assault, harassment

A call to action led by actress Alyssa Milano has thousands of women identifying themselves as victims of sexual harassment or assault. The movement is happening in the wake of accusations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
  • 2017
  • 00:10:37
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

News in Review - January 2018 #MeToo: How a Hashtag Launched a Revolution

The #MeToo Campaign of 2017 could well be the most important movement of a generation. The hashtag took off in October and allowed victims of sexual harassment all over the world to unite on social media. It started with stunning revelations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein and grew into a global movement. The bravery of these women sharing their stories ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:57
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 01/26/2018

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News in Review - December 2018 #MeToo: The Movement a Year On

In October 2017 the #MeToo campaign went viral around the world empowering women to speak up about sexual harassment. But a year on, some are wondering if the movement has lost its momentum. While it seems to be making inroads in North America, it’s faced a serious backlash in France. This is a country that has always been polarized on ...
  • 2018
  • 00:15:48
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/21/2018

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News in Review - May 2009 Afghanistan and the Rights of Women

One of the goals of Canada’s mission in Afghanistan is to try to improve the rights of women. But that campaign was dealt a blow when the Afghan government unveiled some controversial legislation. The legislation would make many women financially and sexually subservient to their husbands. In this News in Review story we’ll examine why the Afghan government did what ...
  • 2009
  • 00:14:30
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/15/2009

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The National British suffrage movement celebrates 100 years

The British suffrage movement is celebrating 100 years of voting for women and looks at what struggles still lie ahead.
  • 2018
  • 00:06:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

The National Campus Culture: Universities and the Issue of Sexual Misconduct

Senior CBC News correspondent Susan Ormiston looks at how colleges and universities are navigating the difficult ground of sexual assault on campus and addressing charges that their institutions tolerate a "rape culture." Ormiston examines the steps taken by the University of Ottawa and Lakehead University in the wake of very public sexual misconduct scandals and speaks with young women who ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:01
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 12/02/2014

Andrew Marr's History of the World Development of the contraceptive pill

Andrew Marr explores the significance of the birth control movement in the United States in the early 20th century. He looks at the background and controversy, the campaigning efforts of Margaret Sanger and the social impact of the contraceptive pill. Warning: Contains upsetting scenes. Teacher notes: This video can be used to consider the social impact of birth control on ...
  • 2012
  • 00:05:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/03/2019

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