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

Included in this collection

CBC | Radio-Canada Documentary Me Tarzan, You Jane

The war of the sexes is an age-old battle that has fascinated us for thousands of years. Gender and the differences between the sexes bring men and women together—but they also divide them. Today the battle of the sexual stereotypes and prejudices seems to be back on. Adults no longer have a corner on such preconceived notions as more and ...
  • 2006
  • 00:39:21
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/24/2014

The National More Women Want to Join Lawsuit Against RCMP

Female officers and civilian employees join former Const. Janet Merlo in a sexual harassment suit.
  • 2015
  • 00:03:10
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/01/2015

The National Olympic twins pioneered Canadian women's skiing

The athletes who will compete in Pyeongchang know all about perseverance and grit, but they may be no match for Rhoda and Rhona Wurtele. The 96-year-old twins started skiing at age 5 and basically never stopped, blazing a trail when women were a rarity in downhill skiing, all the way to the Olympics. Their passion is inspiring a brand-new generation ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:04
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]

The National Refugees come to Canada to escape gender persecution

Canada, as everyone knows, has long been a favourite destination for refugees seeking the safety and stability this country provides. Traditionally most were fleeing political or religious persecution, but a CBC News investigation got access to the data from nearly five years of Refugee Board decisions, giving a striking look at who else is coming here and why. Of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Regular women as lingerie models? Startups challenge Victoria's Secret to get 'real'

Several new brands are featuring regular women in their advertising as a way to capitalize on what they see as a glaring weakness in Victoria's Secret's marketing: The lack of diversity in body shapes and sizes.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:47
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/08/2019

Marketplace Restaurant dress codes: Should dressing sexy be a job requirement? / Speed limits: Is faster safer on the highway? Classroom Favourites

Restaurant dress codes: Should women have to dress sexy to serve you a sandwich? Charlsie Agro goes undercover to apply for a job serving in popular family restaurants. Along the way, we meet women who as servers have been forced to wear high heels, short skirts, full make-up – and in general a far more sexual dress code – than ...
  • 2016
  • 00:22:11
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/19/2016

Mansbridge One on One Sally Armstrong

Peter Mansbridge sits down with Canadian journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist Sally Armstrong to talk about her work in Iraq speaking directly with ISIS fighters and the Yazidi women and girls they captured.
  • 2016
  • 00:22:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/03/2017

The National Self-esteem the key to empowering the women of tomorrow

Self-esteem is the key to empowering the women of tomorrow, according to a special program at a school in Nova Scotia. Through a variety of activities aimed at increasing the self-esteem of young girls, the program's co-ordinators hope to empower the students and encourage them to believe in themselves at an age where self-confidence can be lacking.
  • 2018
  • 00:04:28
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

Teacher Guide(s)

  • How to Use Video Effectively in the Classroom [.pdf]