Twenty years ago, at the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, leaders from over 180 nations took a stand for equal rights for women globally. Then First Lady Hillary Clinton made the historic declaration that “Women’s rights are human rights.” Two decades later, the Gates Foundation and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation joined forces on the No Ceilings project in an unprecedented data aggregation and analysis effort. They sought to measure the gains made for women and girls and the gaps that remain. The project recently released the “No Ceilings Full Participation Report,” an online collection of interactive and sharable information, visualizations, and four compelling short films produced by Viacom’s very own Scratch.
“Fueled by data about where we’ve been and passion for where we’re going, Scratch brought the power of storytelling to this historic project,” said Anne Hubert, SVP of Scratch. “These short films aim to illuminate the real stories of women and girls around the world and to inspire progress by broadening the discussion of this topic beyond the traditional voices.”
This comprehensive report took over a year to create and is an impressive hub of over 850,000 data points. The aim is to make this vital information easily accessible and sharable on social. The unveiling of this report built on the momentum of The Clinton Foundation’s “NOT THERE” awareness effort which launched on International Women’s Day. “NOT THERE” united leading publications, fashion and consumer brands, celebrities, artists, and more influencers to amplify the message that we are ‘not there’ yet on issues of gender equality.
This Women’s History Month, learn more about the facts behind the ongoing push for gender equality and use your voice to advocate for the full participation of women and girls everywhere. Much progress has been made, and much remains to be done. Take a look at the entire collection of short films below.