CARE International’s ‘#March4Women’ – Sing for a fairer world.
Sunday 5 March. London
Led by Annie Lennox, 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, including headline speeches from celebrated women’s rights champion Annie Lennox, London’s proud feminist Mayor Sadiq Khan and Syrian refugee Muzoon Almellehan, Malala Fund campaigner for girls’ education.
The rally’s grand finale will be 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, Natasha Bedingfield, Tanita Tikaram and Preeya Kalidas. There will also be music by Laura Mvula?, Billy Bragg and Beth Orton. After the rally, crowds will march across iconic Tower Bridge.
Annie Lennox, who will make a headline speech at the event, said:
We are sounding a unified call for justice and rights for girls and women in every corner of the globe, whether in terms of education, legal rights, health care, sexual and reproductive rights – or protection against slavery, child marriage, female genital mutilation, rape, violence and abuse. Women must be heard, respected and equally represented.