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
  • 34 Titles

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

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

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Telling Our Twisted Histories Pocahontas

How do you dismantle the colonial myth of POCAHONTAS? Disney's portrait of the Indian Princess has been indelibly pressed into young minds: she is naïve and noble, sexualized, innocent, and in need of a white saviour to win her heart. In reality, Indigenous women have always played strong and valued roles in their communities, leading by will and courage. Western ...
  • 2021
  • 00:19:16
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/28/2021

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