U of W Documentary Challenges Notion Windsor Is The Worst Place For Women To Live

University of Windsor digital journalism students have created a documentary to challenge the idea that Windsor is the worst place in Canada for women to live.

The report published by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives ranks Windsor last out of the 25 largest cities in Canada.

The documentary, called Her Windsor, features interviews with women who live a variety of different lifestyles in the city.

University of Windsor Professor Marty Gervais teaches the documentary course and helped the students with the project.

Gervais says based on the students' findings, Windsor may not be the best place for women, but it is certainly not the worst. He says there are plenty of successful women in Windsor who are highly respected.

"We have some very successful women in this city and some very creative women in this city," says Gervais. "At the same time we need to pay attention to each other and what our needs are and we need to pay attention to how we treat people. That is what it comes down to."


University of Windsor Professor Marty Gervais (Photo courtesy of @martygervais)

Gervais says the report only told one side of the story.

"I felt that the media failed to talk to the women on the front lines who are living this reality. I mean they pulled women from the study, but what about those women in Windsor who are making a difference. What is their story?"

The documentary premieres March 31 at the Pitt-Ferry Social work building at 6pm.