This past weekend, to coincide with International Women’s Day, the Clinton Foundation introduced the #NotThere campaign, bringing attention to the state of women’s and girls’ rights. As part of the Foundation’s No Ceilings initiative, the campaign was the precursor to newly released data that looks at how women’s equality has changed.
The powerful images, which purposely erase women from billboards, posters, books and magazine covers, show that women “still aren’t there” when it comes to gender parity. And while the research shows that women’s rights are progressing, we still have a long way to go.
The campaign also unveiled the video “We’re Not There Yet,” featuring Amy Poehler, Cameron Diaz, Padma Lakshmi, Sienna Miller and Jenny Slate, who talk about some of the startling statistics women still face.
“The U.S. is one of only nine countries that doesn’t provide for paid maternity leave. Or how about the fact that one in four girls worldwide is married before her 18th birthday?” Sienna Miller says. “In the U.S., women now earn the majority of college degrees. But we only make up 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs,” Jenny Slate adds.
A sobering reminder of the work that still needs to be done.
To explore the data and find out what you can do to help women and girls check out the Not There website.