International Women’s Day Event
CARE International’s ‘#March4Women’ - Sing for a fairer world.
Sunday 5 March. London
Led by Helen Pankhurst, Sadiq Khan, Bianca Jagger and a 20+ celebrity line up in London
Dr Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Bianca Jagger will lead a rally and march beginning at 12pm on Sunday 5 March, ahead of International Women’s Day. They will be joined by crowds of supporters raising their voice in solidarity with women and girls worldwide who endure inequality and injustice.
The rally will take place at The Scoop by City Hall and will include inspiring talks and music before the crowd march across iconic Tower Bridge, followed by a mass ‘singalong’ of the classic women’s empowerment song ‘RESPECT.’ Led by Olympic ceremony composer David Arnold and vocal coaches Carrie and David Grant, the crowd will ‘CAREoke’ along with a range of famous singers including Melanie C, VV Brown, Kate Nash, Laura Mvula, Tanita Tikaram and Preeya Kalidas. There will also be music by Billy Bragg and Beth Orton.
Event organisers CARE International are emphasising the importance of the inclusion of men and boys in tackling sexism and discrimination. The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, who will address crowds at the event said: “It’s unacceptable that in 2017 in London, the most progressive city in the world, your gender can still determine how much you get paid and your career prospects. Even worse, women and girls around the world are still more likely than men to suffer from violence or discrimination. As Mayor, I have vowed to be a proud feminist at City Hall, and I will do all I can to remove any barriers to women.