What I really really want is Gender Equality, so says Jacqueline Fernandez
That she can shake a leg in Bollywood’s top dance numbers is well known. But Jacqueline Fernandez has added a unique feather in her cap by featuring in the video remake of the Spice Girls hit anthem of the late 90s Wannabe, albeit in a very short appearance, This time around though the video has a feminist twist, telling the world what women actually want in 2016.
The video has been shot for The Global Goals campaign which aims to end poverty and inequality, and is part of the Sustainable Development Goals which will mark it’s first anniversary this year in 2016. The UN led Campaign roped in Jackie with other artists to highlight the many issues concerning the larger topic of gender inequality like pay disparity and violence against women.
The video was shot by an all-women’s crew and directed by MJ Delaney. It had other famous international artists like Nigeria’s Seyi Shay, South African rapper Gigi Lamayne, South African neo-soul star Moneoa, the 13-year-old Canadian dancer Taylor Hatala, the English trio M.O. and 14-year-old dancer Larsen Thompson.
The UN has been very active in its discussions around the agenda of Sustainable Development Goals of which goal number five is gender equality. This video brings to the notice of world leaders once more so its essence does not get lost with time. The UN General Assembly will hold a meeting in September when the responses of various world leaders on the video will be kept into perspective.
The video ends with “Girl power has come a long way, let’s take it further.”
We say too, Let’s!
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