Annie Lennox joins march to celebrate women's rights

Annie Lennox gave her support to a campaign for women's rights this mother's day Credit: ITV

Singer Annie Lennox joined a march to celebrate women's rights today as she made a passionate plea for gender inequality around the world to be stamped out.

Lennox, who has two daughters, said being a mother had made her realise the inequality globally between what people had and that she wanted to help gain a platform and a voice for those who needed it most.

The rally organised by Care International marked the start of the Walk In Her Shoes campaign encouraging people in the UK to raise money for the charity by walking 10,000 steps a day for one week in March.

The event drew crowds of hundreds as speeches were made at London's South Bank about current issues faced by women globally and as a procession took place led by Dr Helen Pankhurst, great-granddaughter of suffragette Emmeline.

Dr Pankhurst said she felt "really honoured" and "proud" to be related to her revolutionary ancestor but warned "there is so much more to be done".