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March 09, 2015

Women Vanish From N.Y. Ads in Clinton-Backed Cause Campaign

Images of women disappeared from billboards, posters, and other media around New York City on Sunday as part of a campaign coordinated by the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation to call attention to gender inequality, reports The New York Times. The effort coincided with International Women's Day and the online release of a report by the foundation No Ceilings initiative on the status of women and girls worldwide.

Major media companies and advertisers like Conde Nast and Unilever gave the Clinton foundation permission to alter existing outdoor ads and magazine covers as part of the effort aimed at representing the idea that women are "not there" when it comes equality. "This is about putting a really important issue in front of people,” said Katie Dowd, the foundation's director of digital strategy.