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
  • 33 Titles

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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

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

News in Review - December 2014 Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The recent scandal of a CBC Radio host has exposed a problem of sexual harassment in the workplace and set social media afire. It’s a problem that even Parliament Hill has had to deal with after two MPs were suspended. This story looks at how to deal with the issue and why it just won't go away.
  • 2014
  • 00:15:33
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/17/2014

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  • NIR-14-12 - Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

The National Sports Illustrated's burkini cover: exploitation or representation?

The 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition features supermodel Halima Aden wearing a burkini on the cover. The National's Pop Panel breaks down the complex values at play.
  • 2019
  • 00:11:15
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/23/2019

News in Review - October 1995 The UN Women's Summit: Two Weeks In China

Women from around the world gather in China, a country that severely limits human rights and fears open discussion, to discuss problems that affect them all and to establish new directions.
  • 1995
  • 00:10:42
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1995

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The National Trump, #MeToo and Times Up movements change romance

The romance novel genre is a billion-dollar industry in the U.S. and there's a big shift happening, as writers empower the female characters in their stories.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018

The National Will protests hurt President Trump?

After a huge turnout for women’s marches all over the world, The National's Wendy Mesley asks Sunday Talk panelists: should Trump be scared? Has Trump managed to reawaken the left? Should the protesters back off and give him a chance? Panelists include: Jonathan Kay, editor-in-chief at The Walrus magazine; Supriya Dwivedi, political commentator and radio talk show host; and Hadiya Rodrique, lawyer and ...
  • 2017
  • 00:13:01
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/24/2017

The National Women and minimum wage

One hundred years after Canada introduced a minimum wage, it's mostly women still stuck at the bottom of the income ladder. And while some call recent minimum wage hikes a good thing, others call them job killers.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:41
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

The National Women-focused co-working spaces increase in Canada

The spike coincides with the rise of the #MeToo movement, as more women look for an alternative to the male-dominated workplace. But are these women-only workplaces discriminatory?
  • 2018
  • 00:04:22
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2018