In case you have noticed, the popular Google Search page now carries a symbol of a white ribbon. It appears beneath the typical search box. In Google Chrome, the ribbon appears just below the search box and the online site thumbnails of most recently visited Webpages.
This is the unique way for the giant search engine to commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Interestingly, Google decided not to make a customized logo doodle for the occasion. However, this could be a memorable act for the search engine not because it is a new way to commemorate an event but because it caused trouble to another site.
UN Women site crashes
In case you have tried clicking on the white ribbon, it is supposed to redirect you to the official Website of UN Women at www.unwomen.org. But it seems that the Webpage in receipt of the countless clicks could not take so much. In fact, it may have been overwhelmed by the sudden influx of visitors. Now, it struggles to even stay online.
The Website is not totally down. But in many instances, the Webpage loads very slowly. If you would not be lucky enough, you would not be able to get through it as the ‘HTTP Error 503’ message appears to indicate unavailability of service.
Today, the Website is up but it is not consistently there. Some visitors still complain that after clicking on the symbol or link, the page still loads slowly. You may be dismayed that it would take so long to upload the page that it seems as if the entire site is totally down. But after a few minutes of waiting, you may notice that the Website would load normally. By that time, you may have just decided to browse something else.
This could be a setback as the content being linked to is definitely worthwhile reading. It increases awareness about empowerment of women and gender equality. The United Nations observes today (November 25) the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
This date marks the controversial assassination of three Mirabal sisters in the Dominican Republic in 1960. Today also starts the 16 days of activism to fight Gender Violence. This year, the activity also includes ‘Orange the World in 16 Days’ as its theme. Orange is the official color of UN’s fight against violence on women.