Birmingham women from different backgrounds, ages and abilities have come together to share why they think we still need to #PressForProgress on International Women’s Day.

Women from across Birmingham and the West Midlands have been voicing their thoughts and concerns about gender equality while also expressing their hopes and aspirations for the future.

Some of the local women appearing in the short promotional film, created by I Am Birmingham,  are BBC Midlands Today presenter Satnam Rana, BBC Doctors actor Lorna Laidlaw, community campaigner Cheryl Garvey, journalist Catalina George, radio presenter Charmaine Burton, Legacy WM’s Mashkura Begum and Musurut Dar, Theatre curator Dawinder Bansal, photographer Denise James, entrepreneur Karen Strunks, human rights activist Salma Yaqoob, Miss Birmingham Niamh Conway, Church of England deacon Jessica Foster and Member of Parliament Jess Phillips.

Watch the Birmingham International Women’s Day 2018 video:

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