The 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls has brought with it a remake of “Wannabe”, courtesy of the #WhatIReallyReallyWant campaign, calling to an end to violence against women ahead of a UN meeting in September. Created by Global Goals, and launched by the Project Everyone initiative, it stars a range of singers, including Canada’s Taylor Hatala, Sri Lanka’s Jacqueline Fernandez, Nigeria’s Seyi Shay and the UK’s M.O. Via the Independent:
“This is about modern day girl power.” the video’s British director MJ Delaney said. “The Spice Girls were about a group of different women joining together and being stronger through that bond. These differences are what we want to celebrate in this film while showing there are some universal things that all girls, everywhere, really really want.”
Global Goals’ rallying statement written alongside the clip reads: “In 2015 world leaders promised to put girls and women first when they signed up to the Sustainable Development Goals to end poverty, fix climate change and tackle inequalities.
“Girls and women are disproportionately affected by these challenges and are key to building resilient communities to withstand them.
“That’s why we need to ensure World Leaders and the Secretary General of the United Nations listen to the voices of girls and women and put them first in policies and plans.
“2016 is our chance to use our collective power and tell world leaders what we really really want for girls and women. If you make the noise, we’ll get your message to world leaders at the UN in September. The Global Goals will only ever be achieved if governments, businesses, communities and you invest in girls and women.”