Salisbury Soroptimists gathered with the mayor and deputy mayor for International Women's Day.

The theme of this year's event was Inspire Inclusion.

To mark the meeting, they engaged in a photoshoot on the steps of the Guildhall.

International Women's Day was on Friday, March 8.

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Local councillor Victoria Charleston said: "International Women's Day is an important moment to stop and recognise the vital contribution women make to our society whilst acknowledging that there are still huge barriers to equal participation.

"Just 35 per cent of local councillors across England are women.

"I want to #InspireInclusion this International Women's Day and encourage more women to seek election and make our city a more balanced place. "

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In support of the movement, Salisbury Soroptimists endorsed a performance by Louise Jordan at the Arts Centre.

Her rendition of 'Her Stories' brought attention to both known and unknown women.

Among them were Florence Nightingale, known for her radical implementation of hygiene in nursing, and Hertha Ayrton, the remarkable electrical engineer.

The Salisbury Soroptimists highlighted that while there is much to celebrate, the ongoing equality issue is an indication of the necessity for societal change.

The organisation works relentlessly to improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally.

For those wanting more information, details are available on the group's website: