GIRL POWER GOES GLOBAL FOR THE UN’S GLOBAL GOALS WITH NEW FILM
Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez: ‘Gender discrimination has to stop and the global community has to start putting girls first. We need to create a community where girls feel strong, safe and supported and have equal access to education, technology, health and sanitation….The world needs a dose of girl power and that’s why I’m supporting the Global Goals campaign for girls and women.’
Victoria Beckham: ‘I think this film is a wonderful idea. How fabulous it is that after 20 years, the legacy of the Spice Girls’ - ‘Girl Power’ - is being used to encourage and empower a whole new generation.’
About the film:
- Tying in with the 20th anniversary since the release of Spice Girls’ Wannabe video, Project Everyone (founded by filmmaker, campaigner, SDG Advocate Richard Curtis) with their partners Getty Images and SAWA (the global cinema advertising association), have released a remake of the video called #WhatIReallyReallyWant
The film is directed by the supremely talented director MJ Delaney features artists from India (including Bollywood star Jacqueline Fernandez!), Nigeria (Seyi Shay), South Africa (Gigi Lamayne, Moneoa), UK (music group M.O), USA (Larsen Thompson) andCanada (Taylor Hatala). It launches online today and in cinemas later this month.
- The film reflects the voices of girls and women all over the world telling world leaders what Goals they ‘really really want’ to be achieved to help improve their lives. These include issues like quality education, an end to violence, an end to child marriage and equal pay for equal work. People will share a picture of #WhatIReallyReallyWant for girls and women and the visual response from around the world will then be presented to world leaders at the UN General Assembly in September.
About Project Everyone
Project Everyone was devised by filmmaker and campaigner, Richard Curtis and founded by two women, Gail Gallie and Kate Garvey,to popularize the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development that were launched and agreed by 193 world leaders at the UN General Assembly in September 2015. These Global Goals are a mighty plan to end poverty, fix climate change and address inequalities over the next 15 years, but they will only succeed if they address the needs of the most marginalised first, particularly girls and women. This year, Project Everyone has convened the first Global Goals campaign for girls and women to fight for Goals which are famous, financed and focused on girls and women.