I was so proud to join the Care International march yesterday to mark International Women’s Day. Dr Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline, and renowned equal rights activists Annie Lennox and Bianca Jagger led a mass walk through London to walk in solidarity with women and girls worldwide who endure inequality and injustice.
There are so many who have done so much, yet so much still remains to be done. This is especially true in the developing world, but also in the West and here in the UK. Women in London, for instance, get a raw deal. Childcare is 35 per cent more expensive in London. The gender gap is wider than elsewhere in the UK. Housing is more expensive than the UK average.
The fight continues. That is why I joined the march yesterday, and work everyday as a London Assembly Member to make the city and the world a fairer, better place for women.