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
  • 32 Titles

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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?

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

The National Gender equality in budgeting: How Canada can learn from Sweden

Gender equality in budgeting was a big theme for the Canadian government in 2018 with new measures announced to close the gender gap — and with that in mind, there's lots that Canada can learn from Sweden. Sweden has never ranked lower than fifth in the world for equality and has closed more than 81 per cent of the gender ...
  • 2018
  • 00:03:24
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018

Canadian History: A Conversation How Much Do You Know about the Roles Women Played in Canadian History?

Who were the key women in Canadian history? How well do we know their stories? Moderated by Marivel Taruc, host of CBC's Our Toronto, the panel includes: Pamela Sugiman, Ryerson University; Funke Aladejebi, York University; and Tarah Brookfield, Wilfrid Laurier University.
  • 2017
  • 00:40:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/10/2017

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  • Canada: The Story of Us Teacher Guide

BBC Documentaries India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman

In December 2012 a young medical student was brutally gang-raped on board a bus in Delhi. Horrified by the attack, 28-year-old British Asian Radha Bedi travels to India to uncover the reality of life for young women there. Warning: Disturbing scenes.
  • 2013
  • 00:52:07
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 03/17/2020

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News in Review - November 1991 Judging the Judge: The Clarence Thomas Case

The drama and social and legal issues related to this story constitute the focus. The Canadian system of choosing Supreme Court justices will serve as a contrast.
  • 1991
  • 00:13:34
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/25/2014

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News in Review - November 2014 Malala: Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner

When a 14-year-old Pakistani girl was shot in the head on a school bus by members of the Taliban, the world was horrified. The young girl had been an outspoken supporter for girls' education in her country. In the wake of the shooting, she went through months of rehabilitation, but emerged an even stronger advocate for her cause. In October ...
  • 2014
  • 00:15:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/17/2014

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Teacher Guide(s)

  • NIR-14-11 - Malala: Youngest Nobel Peace Prize Winner