Walk In Her Shoes campaign in London aims to stamp out gender...

Walk In Her Shoes campaign in London aims to stamp out gender inequality


What better way to mark Mothering Sunday than a march to promote women’s rights?

Campaigners from all walks of life join together to kick-off the Walk In Her Shoes event, which wants to build on the first steps made on gender equality.

Singer Annie Lennox is one of the many high profile speakers at the event organised by Care International, which is asking people to raise money for the charity by walking 10,000 steps a day for one week in March.

A crowd of hundreds pack the Scoop amphitheatre on London’s South Bank to listen to speeches from survivor of female genital mutilation Leyla Hussein, and politicians Justine Greening and London mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.

Among the spectrum of voices speaking at the event are comedian Bridget Christie and American pop group Sister Sledge.

And one of the biggest draws for the event was the chance to hear Helen Pankhurst, who is the granddaughter of legendary suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.