Here are a variety of videos from around the world celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 (IWD2020). And some videos challenging your thinking, challenging the status quo, and encouraging us to think about why indeed, there is IWD2020.
From Google’s Doodle
“Today’s annual International Women’s Day Doodle celebrates women coming together throughout the world—and generations—with a special animated video. The multilayered 3D paper mandala animation, illustrated by New York and London-based guest artists Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft from Makerie Studio and animated by Zurich-based guest animators Marion Willam & Daphne Abderhalden from DRASTIK GmbH, represents both the history of this powerful celebration and the significance it has for women across generations.”
From UN Women
“Around the world and through the decades, we have all shared in the global struggle for gender equality. From the Suffragettes to the Ni Una Menos movement and from Sojourner Truth to Malala Yousafzai, activists and women’s movements have stood up and spoken out for a fairer world, time and time again. Regardless of our age, country, background or gender, the fight for equal rights has collectively defined our lives and we must take action together to achieve it.” (UN Women) Narrated by Ghida Fakhry
Can You Solve the IWD2020 Riddle? from MindSpace
Is gender equality in the workplace still an issue? We ran an experiment with 22 people, all trying to solve the same riddle, and recorded their surprised responses. Watch the video to find out the answer!
One Day We Won’t Need This Day from Nike
On International Women’s Day (IWD2020), Nike is celebrating the women who have moved sport forward—in the hopes that One Day, every day will feel like this one we mark on our calendars. Nike strives to bring innovation and inspiration to every athlete* in the world. (* If you have a body, you are an athlete.)
How it began and why it’s still important
(The Independent) International Women’s Day (IWD2020) has taken place on 8th March for more than a century. The day is a global celebration of the social, economic and political achievements of women. It’s a worldwide event where people come together to champion women’s rights, female empowerment and gender equality. In this video Lifestyle Editor Harriet Hall explains the origins of the day, looks at how it’s celebrated around the world and why we still need it today.
8-year-old girls share their visions for the future
(Global News) International Women’s Day is about celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We decided to ask a few 8-year-old girls from across the country what their visions are for the future are. Here’s what they had to say.