Resources for Youth

Adios Barbie: Gender Role Posts

The Adios Barbie website explores body image issues in an intersectional manner. This section of the site includes articles on the wider topic of gender roles and includes some excellent posts on representations of gender in popular culture.

Dating Violence

This fact sheet for Canadian youth covers the topic of dating violence, with basic information on why it happens and what you can do about it.

Don’t Make Me Repeat Myself! Gender-Based Violence Training Manual

METRAC – 2001
This training manual is designed for youth peer educators who want to facilitate youth training on gender-based violence from an anti-oppression framework, and on how a young person can advocate for change.

Gender Maps: A Resource Manual for Youth

Children/Youth as Peacebuilders and Save the Children
This resource manual contains information and activities to help youth and youth workers explore issues of gender analysis and create gender sensitive programming.

Love You Give

A website developed by and for Inuit, Métis and First Nations youth to prevent violence and promote healthy, equal relationships. The site offers videos, fact sheets and information and is based on “Love You Give” – an alternative hip hop music video aimed at violence prevention.

Finding Zoe

METRAC with guidance provided by the Ontario Teachers' Federation
In this interactive online video game, youth ages 8 -14 learn learn about challenging gender inequities and building equal, healthy relationships based on equality and respect. Includes an accompanying educator's handbook.
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Handbook for Educators (

Sexism in Video Games

Bailey Shoemaker Richards
This online article examines the issue of sexism in video games, using specific titles as examples. Part of the Shaping Youth website about using the power of media for positive change.

Signs of an Abusive Relationship

Reach Out – 2009
This online article for youth reviews key signs of an abusive relationship; what to do if you are being abused; and steps to take to break the cycle of violence.

Shameless Magazine

This Canadian magazine bills itself as "your regular dose of fresh feminism for girls and trans youth". An online blog worth checking out.

Sexual Harassment in School: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre – 1997
A guidebook intended for students and educators that defines sexual harassment and provides prevention strategies.


Understanding Prejudice
This webpage has links to a number of short videos exploring different facets of sexim. The videos are viewable online.