MAKERS is the largest collection of women’s stories ever assembled. Launched in 2012 by AOL, MAKERS is a women’s leadership platform that encompasses broadcast documentaries, web and mobile-first video content, and live events. MAKERS.com features over 3,000 videos and the stories of more than 300 women, and with their latest release, “Once and For All,” they are looking to break records digitally to recreate the largest gathering of women, virtually.
MAKERS has enacted change for women and provided a place for their stories since inception, but today they are celebrating the launch of MAKERS: Once and for All, AOL’s first feature film that documents the story of the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing — the largest gathering of women to date — where Hillary Clinton first demanded that women’s rights be universally recognized as human rights.
In celebration of the film, MAKERS is hoping to recreate the largest gathering of women, “virtually,” and drive them to take action on behalf of women’s rights. There are 5 ways you can get involved in a part of women’s history.
1. REGISTER TO VOTE
Want your voice to be heard? The only way to be certain it will be is by exercising your right to vote. Why wait? Register now (U.S. citizens only).
2. HOST A SCREENING
Do you feel so passionately about this film that you want to bring it to your college campus or share it with all of your friends? Fill out a form on MAKERS.com and they will show you how.
3. LEARN THE FACTS
MAKERS partnered with The Huffington Post on a survey to show how women and men really feel about workplace sexism. Check it out.
4. INVEST IN GIRLS AND WOMEN
MAKERS is inviting you to give one dollar to the women around the world who need it most. Donate now to Global Fund for Women.
5.WATCH THE FILM
The Fourth World Conference for Women, Beijing 1995 was a seminal moment in the history of the women’s rights movement. Learn why by watching #OnceAndForAll.
MAKERS launched in 2012 and to date features over 3,000 videos and the stories of more than 300 women, with new MAKERS launching each week on #MAKERSMonday, but we can support today and every day with one of the above actions!