A haunting gender equality campaign erased women from advertising and magazine covers on International Woman’s Day, to hammer home a powerful point: we’re not there.
The Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation unveiled a new campaign aimed at highlighting global inequities for women around the world, simply called ‘Not There’. Ad Age reports that on Sunday, retail and media participants including Snapchat, Diane von Furstenberg, Conde Nast, Refinery29, Unilever, Under Armour, H&M, iHeartRadio and more unveiled ads and magazine covers with women cut out, replaced by empty spaces or blank silhouettes.
In a video to go along with the campaign, celebrities including Cameron Diaz, Jenny Slate, Amy Poehler, Padma Lakshmi and Sienna Miller are heard but not seen, as they describe the ways women throughout the world are not there yet when it comes to equality.
‘One in four girls is married before her 18th birthday,’ Miller states.
‘In the US, women now earn the majority of college degrees,’ says Slate. ‘But we only make up five percent of Fortune 500 CEOs.’
‘Women everywhere still don’t make as much as men,’ says Diaz. ‘In the US, women make just 78 cents to every man’s dollar.’
The statistics highlighted in the video are just a small part of the No Ceiling Full Participation report, a massive compilation of data pertaining to women’s rights from around the globe, spanning two decades.
To learn more about the campaign and read the report, visit notthere.org.
This article was originally published on Cosmopolitan.com