- Video and Graphic Content development
- Social media content
Summary: Culture and tradition are profound parts of our lives. They allow us to come together to mark life’s milestones, and celebrate our heritage and the people we love. For many, they provide a sense of home, of history and identity.
Together with the United Nations, we worked with activists all over the world to create this powerful series that celebrates tradition, culture and family. We worked with the UN offices in India, China and the UK to truly bring this to life in the most powerful way.
Launching on IDAHOT 2017, the campaigns received international coverage, with messages of support from world leaders, the UN Secretary General and pop-star Sia.
We were tasked to develop a new activist-led website that truly brought to life the energy and passion the UN has for LGBT rights around the world. The new website is a modern, activist focussed and all encompassing of a plethora of campaigns. We ensured that the website is accessible and friendly to all audiences, whilst also building the site in all UN supported languages. All of this alongside following the guidelines of the UN’s strict military-grade security standards.
Summary: In more than 70 countries, being gay is a crime. Hate and stigma affects millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world. We worked with the UN Free & Equal campaign to call for change. To activate audiences, we created a video, using animated text, combined with pre-existing imagery and footage. Our overlay of copy and colours on top of the images were all within the UNFE brand. The music we chose to use is energetic and engaging, celebrating the work of the UNFE campaign. We created the 1 minute, 10 second video in all 7 UN languages, using subtitles. The video lives on the UNFE website.
Summary: Shape History was honoured to take part in this historic global campaign to raise awareness about being intersex. The campaign is the first ever by the UN or any international NGO to address the ‘I’ in LGBTI.
Emote: To activate audiences, we created a powerful video that showed the emotions of a father who’s wife has just given birth to an intersex baby. The video, that has no spoken lines, showed the emotions a father would go through, particularly confusion and worry, before coming around to accept his baby is born beautiful the way it is.
Educate: Once the video had captured the audiences emotions, we asked them to visit a newly created website that contains key messages and stats. To accommodate this, we also created info cards, quote cards and gifs to use across social media.
Action: On our dedicated website we asked audience to sign up to a dedicated action list to help us raise awareness globally about the campaign.
Result: Over 130,000+ views on the video so far, with over 2,000 individual actions taken.
Summary: As part of ongoing efforts to raise awareness of LGBT discrimination across the world, the UN published a multitude of facts and figures stating the economic impact this may have.
To achieve this, we partnered with Hollywood star Zachary Quinto, best known for his role in Star Trek, creating a powerful script that breaks down the issue into simple outcomes for society and the economic impact that follows.
Bringing the script to life, we create this beautiful animation that clearly shows the facts and figures in a simple but effective way.
The video was later shown to world leaders, led by the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.