Every year on March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, a special day to commemorate and celebrate the immeasurable contribution of women in shaping the world.
International Women’s Day is not only for feminists and women’s rights activists; it’s also a perfect time for celebrities to express their take on the matter. Leading the pack of celebrities who joined forces to celebrate this year is UN Women’s goodwill ambassador Emma Watson, the CBS News reports.
The former “Harry Potter” star led the lighting of the Empire State building in New York. NYC Mayor Bill deBlasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, joined her. McCray, apart from being the better half of deBlasio, is a known women’s rights activist.
Veteran actor, director, and producer Forest Whitaker also took to Twitter to support all women in the world. “Gender equality is a daily practice. It’s about awareness and consciousness in everyday life,” Whitaker tweeted with the hashtags #HeForShe #IWD2016 and #artsweek.
Democrat presidential aspirant and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted, “Advancing the status of women and girls makes economies grow and nations more secure. It’s the right—and smart—thing to do.”
Clinton’s close opponent for the Democratic Party’s nomination for this year’s presidential elections, Vermont Senator Bernie Sander, also took to Twitter and showed support for the 3.5 billion women in the world, saying that in order for women to have full control of their lives, they must have full control over their own reproductive health. Sanders is a known supporter of reproductive health legislations during his stint as a senator.
Google Doodle for women
For this year’s International Women’s Day, the Google Doodle took things to a next level by going to at least 13 countries and asking women to complete a sentence: “One day I will…”
While making the 83-second video, the all-women crew was able to ask 337 women from different countries. To find out how these women completed the line “One day I will…”, you may watch this year’s International Women’s Day celebratory video from Google Doodle.