Source: Sky Arts

Thursday 08 Mar at 10:00PM , Sky Arts 1 HD

Can you think of a better model of empowering women than Annie Lennox?

A lot has changed for women in the last century; equal pay, voting rights, recognition. In acknowledgment of these progressive moves, every year on 8 March the world stands back and celebrates International Women’s Day. This year, we go a step further by bringing you International Women’s Week.

As part of our celebratory week in honour of the strong, influential women of this world, Jo Whiley talks to Scottish musician and philanthropist Annie Lennox about the humanitarian causes close to her heart.

The Eurythmics singer/song-writer is a prime example of what constitutes “woman” in every sense. She is an acclaimed musician – having won 8 Brit Awards, 4 Grammys and selling in excess of 80 million records worldwide – but she is also a political and social activist that has strived to raise money and awareness for HIV charities in Africa. In response to her activist work, in 2011 she received an OBE from Queen Elizabeth II for her “tireless charity campaigns and championing of humanitarian causes”.