Google has marked International Women’s Day with an animated Doodle celebrating women from across the world.
Google’s Doodle marks the day by showing over 100 women from all corners of the globe in a 80 second video. Some of the women featured include prominent figures such as Malala Yousafzai and – bizarrely – children’s character Dora the Explorer, who all say “happy International Women’s Day” in various languages.
On 8 March 2014, Google Doodle celebrates the International Women’s Day with a short doodle video.
International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.
The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2014 is “Equality for Women is Progress for All”.
International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.
Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, including Russia. In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.
In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. This is a day which some people celebrate by wearing purple ribbons.
~~2014 International Women’s Day~~
The UN theme for International Women’s Day 2014 is:
“Equality for Women is Progress for All”.
The Google Doodle on the eve of IWD 2014 (7 March 2014) featured an International Women’s day doodle video, showing images and videos of women around the world, with music by Zap Mama.
~~The United Nations declares an annual theme~~
2013: A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women
2012: Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty
2011: Equal access to education, training and science and technology
2010: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all
2009: Women and men united to end violence against women and girls
2008: Investing in Women and Girls
2007: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls
2006: Women in decision-making
2005: Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future
2004: Women and HIV/AIDS
2003: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
2002: Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
2001: Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts
2000: Women Uniting for Peace
1999: World Free of Violence against Women
1998: Women and Human Rights
1997: Women at the Peace Table
1996: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
1975: United Nations recognizes International Women’s Day
UN Women Executive Director: International Women’s Day 2014
Published on Mar 3, 2014
On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2014 – celebrated on March 8 around the world – UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka stresses that “progress for women is progress for all.” Celebrating progress already made for women’s rights, women’s empowerment and gender equality, she further urged women, men, youth, and leaders of nations, communities, religion and commerce to recommit to making gender equality a global reality.
For more information on International Women’s Day, please visit: http://www.unwomen.org
~~Being a woman today means~~
…balancing choice with obligation.
…the world is yours … if you’re bold enough to take it.
… Not expecting a thank you. You do something because either it’s expected of you, ’cause no one else will, or you just want to.
… the sky is the limit. I can walk on the moon (if they ever send anybody there again), run for president, become one of the richest people on earth – whatever the imagination conjures up is within our grasp…except of course – equal pay.
… working in a man’s world, while still living in a woman’s world
… having to establish that you DO have a brain and you CAN work a camera with the best of them, even if you are wearing high-heeled boots.
Being a woman sometimes means having the responsibility without the authority.
Being a woman today means going beyond what your mother thought was possible.
… feeling confident that I can do anything, be anything — until some guy exerts his male privilege when I least expect it.
… tirelessly juggling multiple jobs to serve many constituencies — family, employees, clients, community — with as much energy, love and grace as one can muster.
I’d love to hear what you have to say, so please finish the sentence:
Being a woman today means….
We ALL are ONE!!