As International Women’s Day approaches (8 March), Thompsons Solicitors is preparing to march, once again, with union sisters to stand up for women’s rights and inspire further change.

The march, taking place on 7 March at the Albert Docks in Liverpool, is just one event taking place across the world in recognition of how far women’s rights have moved on since International Women’s Day began in the early 1900s but how much more there is to do.

The event comes hot on the heels of last week’s announcement by the ONS that there are currently more women in work in the UK than at any time since records began. With greater legal rights and female role models in every aspect of life, women’s rights have come a long way.

However many women are still not paid the same as their male counterparts, there are too few women on company boards and women do not have the same presence in politics as men. Worse still, many women across the world are still subject to extreme violence and are not given access to the same health and education services as men.

Jo Seery, professional support lawyer at Thompsons Solicitors, said: “International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world and is a chance to look back at past struggles, celebrate achievements this far and look ahead to the opportunities that should be available to future generations of women.

“We work closely with our union partners to fight for improvements in women’s rights in both the workplace and the wider community, and are pleased to once again be a part of this event.”