Sue Perkins, Helena Bonham Carter, David Tennant, Annie Lennox and Nicola Thorp were among the celebrity attendees to CARE International’s March4Women event, held in Central Hall Westminster on 3 March.
Over 1,600 people were in attendance at the event, which took place on the centenary of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act, which enabled women to practice in a range of professions, most notably law.
The rally marked International Women’s Day and celebrated modern-day campaigners who have challenged the law to change the world.
Proceedings were led by women’s rights activist and international campaigner Dr Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, both leaders of the British Suffragette movement.
Pankhurst commented: “March4Women was a wonderful afternoon of fun and purpose. The strength of March4Women is it combines the solidarity of grassroots movements with the far-reaching voices of high-profile figures, and together we amplify our call for change.
“It was fantastic to see so many amazing campaigners rightly celebrated, and so many well-loved names willing to share their platform. To hold our first indoor rally in the beautiful Central Hall Westminster, where the suffragettes congregated and mobilised for change, seemed very apt and felt very special.”