Today is International Women’s Day 2016… How will YOU mark the day? That’s the question posed by the International Women’s Day official website, which is promoting their #PledgeForParity in 2016 campaign. Gender parity is defined as “Ratio of girls to boys (gender parity index) in primary, secondary and tertiary education is the ratio of the number of female students enrolled at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education to the number of male students in each level,” according to the United Nations Statistics division. And although you may not see a disparity in your own neighborhood or everyday life, many countries around the world may be struggling with this type of inequality for decades longer.
To help celebrate this very special day and to draw attention for this very important campaign, Google released their own campaign featuring the hashtag #OneDayIWill to help women around the world share their hopes and dreams on changing their own lives and the world.
In the video above, we see inspirational female heroes like 18-year-old women’s rights and education hero, and Nobel Prize winner Malal Yousafzai and Muzoon Almellehan of Syria, who is fighting to convince parents to keep their daughters in school instead of selling them as child brides share their aspirations. If you watch and share anything this International Women’s Day, let this be it.