#WhatIReallyReallyWant: Spice Girls campaign pushes UN goal for gender equality

British band 'The Spice Girls' perform during the Closing Ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – A music video went viral on the 20th anniversary of Spice Girls’ “Wannabe.” The #WhatIReallyReallyWant campaign created by The Global Goalscomes from the United Nations’ 17 goals for sustainable development. The goals hope to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and fix climate change.

The campaign created a remake to the Spice Girls music video asking people to share their hopes for gender equality. Women and girls can be seen lip-singing and dancing in a variety of places around the world. Signs asking for a stop to violence against girls, to end child marriage and more.

The video encourages supporters to post pictures with the hashtag “#WhatIReallyReallyWant” to social media. Photos will be given to world leaders meeting at the UN in September.

Many took to social media including Spice Girls Victoria Beckham and Melanie C. Beckham tweeted her hope for a end to HIV deaths in young girls. Others are wishing for equal pay, respect in the workplace and for all girls to receive a quality education.

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