406 views | Doris Emmanuel | March 8, 2020
An animated video highlighting the achievements of women around the world is this year’s theme for Google’s International Women’s Day 2020 doodle.
The struggle for gender equality and labour movements from both this century and the 1900s are depicted through multi-coloured layers in the video which Google’s guest artists Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft from London have highlighted through a 3D-paper mandala animation.
The black-and-white layer in the first part of the video highlights the suffragette movement and movements in which women sought equal rights in labour during the 1800s to the early nineties.
The second part of the video which is a colourful outer layer signifies the struggle for gender equality and fight for changes to the status quo of women during 1990s to present day.
The Google Doodle pays tribute to the continuous struggle women have gone through and still do as they question societal norms and reclaim their spaces.
Animated by Zurich-based guest animators Marion Willam & Daphne Abderhalden from DRASTIK GmbH the Google Doodle video celebrates the fight for gender equality and legacy of equal rights for women.
A Happy International Women’s Day to everyone out there.