Teacher Resources | International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence is a global, yearly initiative running from November 25 to December 10, with the primary goal of eradicating violence against women, girls and individuals within the 2SLGBTQI+ community.
The NFB has made many films on the topic of gender-based violence, and NFB Education has created several accompanying resources to best facilitate discussions with high school and secondary students on this extremely difficult topic.
Beyond December 6
In Canada, we also commemorate the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, where we honour the women who were murdered during the Polytechnique mass shooting in Montreal on December 6, 1989.
Overarching Question: “Only one percent of women make it to where we’ve made it.” Use this film to inquire why it is so difficult for individuals to identify, report and heal from sexual trauma.
Overarching Question: What is the difference between intimate partner violence and a domestic squabble?
Director Gentille M. Assih was inspired by the courage of three immigrants who experienced intimate partner violence.
Overarching Question: What progress has Canada achieved in addressing the objectives of feminism if defined as political, social, and economic equality?
This selection of films addresses the issues of gender-based violence, and specifically the existing structural barriers as well as the feminist movement’s interrogation of power and privilege.
How can we put a face on an Indigenous woman who’s gone missing or been murdered, and how do we restore a sense of her identity? Who is she? Where did she come from? Why was she killed?
Films in this playlist not only focus on the tragic topic of murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls, but also on the themes of violence against Indigenous peoples. These films offer broader context on violence, relocation, and healing.
Attiya Khan, a counsellor who advocates for survivors of violence, turns the lens on herself and her abusive ex-boyfriend in this riveting documentary.
Filmmaker Christine Welsh brings us a compelling documentary that puts a human face on a national tragedy – the epidemic of missing or murdered Indigenous women in Canada. The film takes a journey into the heart of Indigenous women’s experience, from Vancouver’s skid row, down the Highway of Tears in northern BC, and on to Saskatoon, where the murders and disappearances of these women remain unsolved.
This short documentary offers an Indigenous perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared.
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