Women's Rights

The Spice Girls song "Wannabe" has had an awesome female equality makeover

The remake of the Spice Girls' video for "Wannabe" calls for gender equality. Source: YouTube, Project Everyone, The Global Goals

This is what women and girls around the world really, really want.

Twenty years after the Spice Girls released "Wannabe", the video has been remade as a call for equality for women around the world.

The new version takes "girl power" to the next level, as singers and dancers from India, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK, USA and Canada perform next to signs calling for things they "really really want" - an end to violence against girls, an end to child marriage, and equal pay for equal work.

Featuring Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, London R&B trio M.O. and American dancer Taylor Hatala, the #WhatIReallyReallyWant video was created by Project Everyone and is part of the UN's Global Goals campaign to fight climate change and eradicate injustice and poverty around the world.

It has been enthusiastically received by Spice Girls Victoria Beckham and Melanie C, who tweeted their approval.

As part of the campaign, Global Goals and Project Everyone are asking women to share their hopes and dreams for gender equality around the world using the hashtag #WhatIReallyReallyWant

"This is about modern day girl power," said MJ Delaney, who directed the video.

"The Spice Girls were about a group of different women joining together and being stronger through that bond. These differences are what we want to celebrate in this film, while showing there are some universal things that all girls, everywhere, really, really want."

Project Everyone was founded by Love Actually director Richard Curtis and backed by actors Freida Pinto and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

"This year we’re keeping up the noise and going deeper… trying to show how the [global] goals contain the answers to the world’s problems,” said Curtis.

“From the refugee crisis to disease, humanitarian disasters to terrorism and war. And especially focusing on the incredible importance of progress in the area of girls and women. Global goals for global girls."