Hundreds march for equality on International Women's Day

Participants dressed in suffragette period costume take part in CARE International's Walk in Her Shoes march in central London Credit: PA

Hundreds of people are marching through Trafalgar Square to demand equality on International Women's Day.

A number of celebrities are also taking part including singers Annie Lennox and Paloma Faith, Made in Dagenham actress Gemma Arterton and BBC Radio 1's Gemma Cairney

The granddaughter of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, Dr Helen Pankhurst is also taking part.

"The Suffragettes of old would say that the vote was only ever the beginning.

Dr Pankhurst

Members of the crowd marched from near City Hall towards the Royal Festival Hall, with many carrying banners and dressed in Suffragette style.

Hundreds of people turned out for the march in Trafalgar Square Credit: PA
Actress Gemma Arterton wearing a 'Votes for Women' sash Credit: PA