Westminster emblazoned with powerful slogans to mark International Women’s Day 2018

Chloe Chaplain
Messages are projected onto the Houses of Parliament to mark the start of International Women's Day on March 7, 2018: Getty Images for GladLife Ltd

Westminster was lit up by powerful slogans to mark the start of International Women’s Day with pro-female messages projected onto the side of the Houses of Parliament.

Huge projections of various slogans and quotes were shone out into the dark overnight on March 7 to mark the start of the global day of celebration.

Phrases such as “you are more than enough” and “press on for progress” were emblazoned across the London landmark in various languages.

One picture referenced American poet and activist Maya Angelou, whose poetry collection And Still I Rise speaks of overcoming gender and racial discrimination.

Messages are projected onto the Houses of Parliament to mark the start of International Women's Day on March 7, 2018 (Getty Images for GladLife Ltd)

The projections were the first of a series of events and celebrations taking place around the capital on Thursday.

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