Marking the occasion of International Women’s Day, Google on Sunday, March 8, showcased an interactive, slideshow doodle featuring inspirational achievements by women. Today’s annual International Women’s Day Doodle celebrates women coming together throughout the world—and generations—with a special animated video. The multilayered 3D paper mandala animation, illustrated by New York and London-based guest artists Julie Wilkinson and Joyanne Horscroft from Makerie Studio and animated by Zurich-based guest animators Marion Willam & Daphne Abderhalden from DRASTIK GmbH, represents both the history of this powerful celebration and the significance it has for women across generations. Also Read - Coronavirus Outbreak: Google Urges People to Stay Safe, Save Lives With Doodle

The mandala’s black-and-white central layer reflects women around the world during the late 1800s to the 1930s amidst labor movements. The second layer depicts women from the 1950s to the 1980s, a landmark era in the wake of pushes for gender equality and rapid changes to the status quo. Also Read - Google Pays Tribute to Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, First Person to Discover Benefits of Hand Washing

Finally, the outer layer symbolizes women from the 1990s to the present day, in the context of progress made from over 100 years of women’s rights movements. It pays tribute to break barriers from former cultural and gender roles, as women continue to question, reclaim, and redefine ideas about the roles women take on in society. Also Read - Beginning of Spring 2020: Google Doodle Denotes The Beginning of Spring 2020 in India

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It is celebrated every year to promote equal rights for women and women’s suffrage.

As today’s women stand on the shoulders of those who have fought and made sacrifices in the generations past, they likewise carry the legacy of the movement forward. Here’s to the women across sectors, industries, nations, ages, and cultures, who persist tirelessly to take charge together—paving the way for future generations to come.

Happy International Women’s Day 2020!