Google has teamed up with the SPARk movement to create a new feature highlighting women throughout history from all over the world.
SPARK stands for Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance and Knowledge. It’s an organisation that encourages healthy sexuality and promotes gender equality in all areas, including on the Web.
What strikes me about the SPARK movement is how young the people involved are. The movement is aimed at girls aged 13-22 and all of the research and work behind the project with Google was done by a team of girls the same age.
The app, like the movement, relies on people getting involved and letting them know about notable women in their area or even from your own home. So far, there are over 100 women from history noted on the app, and anyone can go online and nominate someone they feel is left out.