Today is International Women’s Day. Started in 1909, the day commemorates the movement for women’s rights. To honor this day, the all female a cappella group, Oxford Belles, from Oxford University released a unique take on Cyndi Lauper’s 1983 hit “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.’ They renamed the song “Girls Just Want to Have Fun(damental Rights).”
The video features the Oxford Belles singing and dancing with cutaways to Oxford professors and teachers holding signs with empowering messages.
The video also raises awareness for these three charities:
Oxfordshire Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre (OSARCC) are a collective of women committed to supporting survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic abuse, and harassment. For more information, go to https://www.oxfordrapecrisis.net
The Malala Fund: Inspired and led by Malala’s example, the Malala Fund works to secure girls’ right to a minimum of 12 years of quality education, particularly in the global south. For more information, go to https://www.malala.org
FORWARD (Foundation for Women’s Health Research and Development) is committed to gender equality and safeguarding the rights of African girls and women. For more information, go to http://forwarduk.org.uk