Google created a video-based doodle on the eve of International Women’s Day – 2014 on Friday
The feast of March 8 was originally celebrated in Eastern Europe as International Working Women’s Day, a positively cheery hosanna to women who worked the fields and stood in meat queues, while the men drank themselves silly.
International Women’s Day 2014 has the theme ‘inspiring change’ and celebrates the social, political and economic achievements of women, while focusing world attention on areas that still need further action.
Google has created a doodle to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The American internet giant has devised one of its iconic moving illustrations to mark the event, which has been observed since the early 1900s.
The doodle features 27 female chromosomes and a video of women from around the world including education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and British charity worker Camila Batmanghelidjh.
Google’s Doodle marks the day by showing over 100 women from all corners of the globe in a 80 second video. Some of the women featured include prominent figures such as Malala Yousafzai and – bizarrely – children’s character Dora the Explorer, who all say “happy International Women’s Day” in various languages.