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Google Doodle joins International Women's Day celebration

Liza Yosephine
Liza Yosephine

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, March 8, 2018  /  05:35 pm
Google Doodle joins International Women's Day celebration

The interactive Doodle presents the works of 12 female artists who shared their personal stories in a series of visual narratives. (Google.com/File)

Google featured on Thursday 12 unique stories by 12 artists on Google Doodle in celebration of International Women's Day (IWD).

In a statement released on Thursday, Google said it celebrates prominent women through history through Doodle, such as inventors, scientists, writers, artists and activists. For this year's International Women's day, it wanted to celebrate the stories and voices of everyday women from all over the world. 

The interactive Doodle segment presents the works of 12 female artists who shared their personal stories in a series of visual narratives, specifically stories that represent significant moments or people that have impacted their lives as women. Among the artists include Anna Haifisch, Chihiro Takeuchi and Estelí Meza.

An image created by Francesca Sanna as featured on the 2018 International Women's Day Google Doodle.An image created by Francesca Sanna as featured on the 2018 International Women's Day Google Doodle. (Google.com/File)

"While each artist tells a unique story, the themes are universal reminding us of how much we often have in common," the statement said, which was signed by Doodlers and IWD 2018 project leads Lydia Nichols and Alyssa Winans. 

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The artworks have also been translated across more than 80 languages as they seek to inspires the global community. In celebration, Google also invited the public to share their own stories and include the hashtag #HerStoryOurStory.

IWD celebrates the women’s rights movement and the date March 8 was adopted by the United Nations in 1975.

According to the UN, IWD is a time to reflect on progress made, as well as a call for change toward achieving gender equality.

This year, the event is also used as an opportunity to accelerate the UN's 2030 Agenda for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 5 on achieving equality and empowering all women and girls, and Goal 4 on ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning. (kes)