Annie Lennox speaks to BBC News.
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Annie Lenox: Women around the world are struggling

Annie Lennox has said millions of women around the world are struggling to gain the basic rights and material circumstances that many people take for granted.

The singer was speaking to the BBC's Matthew Amroliwala on International Women's Day, when women's achievements are celebrated around the world.

"Empower Women - End Hunger and Poverty", is the United Nations' theme for the day.

Annie Lennox is a global ambassador on women's issues for Oxfam and leader of the EQUALS coalition - a partnership of charities lobbying to end gender inequality.

With clip courtesy of Oxfam

  • 08 Mar 2012
Go to next video: ISAF v Afghan women basketball game