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
  • 26 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

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 - 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

News in Review - March 1993 Employment Equity: Who Makes the Grade?

With reference to the controversy surrounding the Metropolitan Toronto Fire Department's hiring practices, we examine the whole issue of employment equity and the growing pressure from women and visible minorities.
  • 1993
  • 00:17:23
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1993

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On the Money Fighting Sexism

Keith Mann did a great job of getting the online marketplace Witchsy up and running — except he's a complete fabrication created by company co-founders Penelope Gazin and Kate Dwyer who were finding that sexism was a barrier to their progress as a start-up.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:29
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/18/2017

The National From Anita Hill to Christine Blasey Ford: Has anything changed? New

Twenty-seven years after Anita Hill testified against Judge Clarence Thomas, Christine Blasey Ford did the same against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but has anything changed for women in that time?
  • 2018
  • 00:08:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/06/2018