Google on Friday celebrates the Women’s Day by creating an interactive doodle for women.
The Women’s Day doodle is vibrant with 11 dialogue boxes having the word “woman” written in 11 languages, including Hindi Arabic, French, Bangla, Russian, Japanese, German, Italian, English, Spanish and Portuguese. When you click on any of the dialogue boxes, a pop-up will open which will then let the user scroll through the different quotes.
The pop-ups include quotes meant to empower women, ranging from women such as’ “Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations” by Dr Mae Jemison, an American astronaut and a physician, “Feet, what do I need them for if I have wings to fly” by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, “Do not day you are weak, because you are a woman” by Indian boxer Mary Kom, “I really believe in the idea of future” by British-Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, to name a few.
International Women’s Day is observed all over the world to celebrate womanhood, their social, political, cultural, economic achievements and acknowledge their significant contributions to the society. Adopted by the UN in 1977, every year, March 8 is celebrated as International Women’s Day.
The first time it was celebrated on March 8 was in 1917, after women achieved suffrage in Soviet Russia. The day also marked the beginning of the February Revolution.
As per the website of the United Nations, “Over the years, the UN and its technical agencies have promoted the participation of women as equal partners with men in achieving sustainable development, peace, security, and full respect for human rights. The empowerment of women continues to be a central feature of the UN’s efforts to address social, economic and political challenges across the globe.”