International Women’s Day: Best placards from annual March4Women rally in London

Event focuses on women responding to climate crisis 

International Women's Day 2020: How it began and why it's still important

Since 2012, the March4Women rally has become one of the most significant events for championing gender equality and celebrating those who have worked to improve the lives of women and girls across the globe.

This year the rally, organised by the social justice organisation CARE International UK, was dedicated to the power and passion of the women and girls who are responding to the climate crisis and asking what can be done to support the environment.

On Sunday, the event started with an indoor rally at the Southbank Centre in London before the main procession began at Whitehall Place and moved on to Parliament Square.

Thousands of Londoners joined in on the march, including a host of famous faces such as singer Emeli Sande, Ricky Wilson of the Kaiser Chiefs, Game of Thrones star Natalie Dormer and model Lily Cole.

There were also appearances and speeches from poet Nikita Gill, 1917 star George MacKay, actor Bianca Jagger and women’s rights activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.

One of the highlights of the day was marvelling at the empowering messages plastered across the placards held by marchers as they stormed across London.

From demanding equal rights and an end to period poverty to asking “Does my brain look big in this?”, see the best placards from this year’s March4Women by scrolling through the gallery below.

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