Celebrate International Women’s Day With Geena Davis (Video)

[ 0 ] March 8, 2011 |

In honor of the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day today, Google is collaborating with Women for Women International on its “Join Me on the Bridge” campaign and highlighting 44 incredible women’s organizations, including the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

Watch Geena’s video message on Youtube.comGoogle YouTube channel.

Join tens of thousands of women from around the world on a bridge – either physically or virtually through Google’s “Street View” application — to show your support for women’s causes and to celebrate their achievements. Tens of thousands of people will gather on bridges across the globe from the Millennium Bridge in London, the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, to the Grand Barriere Bridge joining Rwanda and Congo. Google also invites donations to one of the incredible organizations that work to improve the lives of women worldwide.

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900′s, during a time of great change in the industrialized world that saw rapid population growth and the rise of radical ideologies when it came to gender. Now, each year on this day, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire, celebrate the progress women have made, and to shine a light on issues that affect them in developing countries and around the world. A global web of activity connects people from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.

You can use the event map to organize your own event, or join an existing event, or you can donate to any of the amazing women’s organizations, including the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.

Please join Geena and other great women on Tuesday, March 8th and celebrate!

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