International Womens Day

Times Square lights up for UN Women and women’s rights

Fecha : 10 March 2014

New York

On 8 March 2014, International Women’s Day, a series of UN Women messages lit up the Nasdaq screen in Times Square, New York. Rather than the usual stock market information, NASDAQ’s seven-story-tall MarketSite video tower ran a series of UN Women images five times an hour throughout the day. This key public spot was provided free of charge to help raise awareness of women’s rights and the organization’s work.

UN Women’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment was featured on the NASDAQ OMX Tower in Times Square in New York City on International Women’s Day 2014 (8 March). Photo: UN Women/Jaya Jiwatram
UN Women’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment was featured on the NASDAQ OMX Tower in Times Square in New York City on International Women’s Day 2014 (8 March). Photo: UN Women/Jaya Jiwatram

The presentation featured seven image-based slides beginning with the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day, followed by messages about UN Women’s work.

Hundreds of thousands of people visit Times Square every day. It is considered of the world's most visited tourist attractions, hosting tens of millions of visitors annually. According to the official website of Times Square, its signage advertising can expect nearly 1.5 million impressions each day.