Apple is celebrating International Women’s Day with a specially curated Apple Music playlist and new video featuring big-name artists presenting statistics on how far the world still needs to come in terms of equality.
The new video (below) features a large selection of popular artists and public figures, including Paloma Faith, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande and Hozier to name a few.
Each artist held a placard sharing statistics such as 1 in 3 women and girls are impacted by physical or sexual violence, women make up only 22.8% of the world’s parliamentary seats and how out of the 751M adults who cannot read or write, 2 out of 3 are women.
Apple says that we need to create a future inclusive for all.
While we celebrate and acknowledge the advancement in women rights over the past 100 years, we must make sure it’s inclusive for all. This short film aims to highlight the injustices still experienced by millions of women and girls the world over – from misogyny, rape and violence to pay disparity. – Every woman and girl, no matter where they live, no matter the color their skin, no matter what religious faith, no matter what – MUST have access to the same basic human rights. Global Feminists believe in equality of rights, with empowerment and justice made available for every woman and girl in every corner of the world.
The company has also created a #GlobalFeminism Apple Music playlist featuring 17 top female artists.