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London women commended in Queen's Birthday Honours

For only the second time in the history of the Queen's birthday Honours, women outnumbered men, taking 51% of all commendations. Despite women outnumbering men they still struggled to win the top awards - with only seven women given the highest honour of becoming a dame, compared to 29 men who were awarded a knighthood.

Among the women commended were proud Londoners and campaigners for gender justice and equal rights.

Laura Bates

Laura Bates was awarded a British Empire Medal (BME) for her services towards equality for her work as founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, which documents experiences of sexism, harassment and assault.

Started just three years ago, it has become an online phenomenon across the world. Ms Bates told ITV News London, the success of the project is down to the stubborn persistence chauvinism and discrimination in the UK, despite the strives for equality and human rights that have been achieved.

Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez has been awarded for her work in equality and diversity, the Cabinet Office said. Ms Criado-Perez successfully campaigned to keep a woman on a British bank note, and was victim of relentless online abuse as a result.

She has been honoured with an OBE - Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

Sharmadean Reid

Sharmadean Reid is a nail entrepeneur from London but originally from Wolverhampton. She has been awarded an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for her work empowering young women in her nail salons.

She told ITV News London she creates spaces for young women to meet to form relationships and start projects with others, outside of a pub environment.

Casey Stoney

Casey Stoney is captain of England and Arsenal and is currently competing in the World Cup in Canada. The 33-year-old joined Chelsea at the age of 12, before joining Arsenal in 2014.

Casey Stoney. Credit: PA Wire

Appointed captain in 2012, she has represented England 119 times and played for Team GB at London 2012.

She said she was delighted by the accolade and proud of herself, but also the huge support system that has helped her achieve her success.