On March 7, 2014 Google announced International Women’s Day 2014 on several of their International Search Engine Homepages with a “Happy International Women’s Day 2014” Google Doodle. We may have come use to the fact that Google only display the doodle on the day the actual person was born, or the event took place they are remembering or announcing via their Google Doodle.
I personally like the fact that Google have chosen to display the Doodle one day earlier for a couple of reasons.
- International Women’s Day 2014 Google Doodle is likely to run for 2 days instead of the usual one day only, providing more exposure for International Women’s Day 2014.
- It provided me, and I believe many people across the globe the opportunity to be reminded that it is International Women’s Day tomorrow. This reminded me to do something special for my wife tomorrow.
What is International Women’s Day 2014 theme?
The Women’s Day Doodle and YouTube video showcase women from across the globe, wishing other women a happy International Women’s Day in their native languages which is quite interesting to watch and hear how Women’s day is said in different languages.
Women’s equality has made positive gains but the world is still unequal. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing world attention on areas requiring further action.
The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women’s advancement.
Each year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Organizations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women’s groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day and having twice the usual exposure from Google’s Women’s Day 2014 two day display Google is also doing their part to provide International Women’s Day 2014 with maximum exposure.
Previous International Women’s Day themes
- 2013: A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women
- 2012: Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty
- 2011: Equal access to education, training and science and technology
- 2010: Equal rights, equal opportunities: Progress for all
- 2009: Women and men united to end violence against women and girls
- 2008: Investing in Women and Girls
- 2007: Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls
- 2006: Women in decision-making
- 2005: Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future
- 2004: Women and HIV/AIDS
- 2003: Gender Equality and the Millennium Development Goals
- 2002: Afghan Women Today: Realities and Opportunities
- 2001: Women and Peace: Women Managing Conflicts
- 2000: Women Uniting for Peace
- 1999: World Free of Violence against Women
- 1998: Women and Human Rights
- 1997: Women at the Peace Table
- 1996: Celebrating the Past, Planning for the Future
- 1975: United Nations recognizes International Women’s Day
Women’s Day 2014 Google Doodle
The Doodle for International Women’s Day 2014 appeared on March 7, 2014 on international Google Search engine homepages across the world, although the official date for International Women’s Day is on March 8 every year. In the Google Doodle for Women’s Day 2014 there are several stick women dancing underneath the Google Doodle, these stick characters can also be seen as the international sign for women.
In the Google logo users could click on the play button which started a YouTube video of women across the globe wishing other women a happy international women’s day 2014. All in all we loved the Google Doodle for Women’s Day 2014, from 3D Car Shows “Happy Women’s Day 2014” to all women across the globe and especially the ones that visit the 3D-Car-Shows site!