On 8 March we walked in solidarity with women around the world who endure injustice and inequality.
We teamed up with Dr Helen Pankhurst and her daughter Laura, direct descendants of suffragettes Emmeline and Sylvia Pankhurst, who led the walk on International Women’s Day and launching CARE’s Walk In Her Shoes campaign.
There were inspiring speeches from leading women’s rights campaigners Helen Pankhurst and the Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening.
Afterwards, Helen and Laura Pankhurst led us with the Olympic Suffragettes and drummers along the river to the South Bank Centre and the day was rounded off by closing speeches from Emily Thornberry MP and Laura Pankhurst.
We were joined on the day by some wonderful guests, including Secretary of State Justine Greening, Emily Thornberry MP, Radio presenter Sandi Toksvig, leading women’s rights activists Caroline Criado-Perez (leader of victorious campaign for women to be depicted on banknotes), Lucy-Anne Holmes (founder of No More Page 3), Laura Bates (founder of Everyday Sexism Project), Kenyan women’s rights campaigner Judy Kosgei and CARE ambassador David Arnold (James Bond films and Sherlock composer), plus many CARE supporters.
Here are some highlights from the day: