A teen activist joined the Mayor of London in marking 100 years since the first women were given the vote.

Amika George, 18, from Edgware, was in Central London on Tuesday February 6 to attend an exhibition celebrating the achievements of women’s suffrage.

Entitled Make a Stand, the exhibition in Trafalgar Square reveals the names and images of the men and women to be etched onto the Millicent Fawcett statue to be unveiled in Parliament Square in the spring.

Amika is the founder of the #FreePeriod movement.

She campaigns for free menstrual products for all schoolgirls on free school meals.

A growing number of teenage girls miss school every month because they cannot afford sanitary towels or tampons.

Amika said: “It’s never too early to start campaigning for the kind of world you want to live in and it is great to share this morning and moment with other young people.

“It’s hugely inspiring, and actually, quite emotional for me to be part of this day.

“The exhibition allows these women, who changed lives for generations after them, to stand proud and victorious and be celebrated by women of all ages.

“We have to remember the appalling suffering the suffragettes went through in their decade-long fight for our equality and freedom in order to recognise just how much of a battle it was for them.

“Every generation faces its own struggles and fights, and a century later, there’s still so much progress to be made.

“Women are still ushered into the shadows, and barriers, prejudices and everyday sexism are commonplace.

“But thinking about the bravery of these women, I find strength to challenge the injustices I see before me, and lots of young people today are mobilised and ready for their own fight so they can change the status quo and create a fair and more equal society for our children.”

February 6 is the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act, which gave women over 30 years old the right to vote.

Sadiq Khan revealed the names of the 59 men and women who will feature on the plinth of the statue.

He said: “February 6 marks an important moment in the history of our city – 100 years since the 1918 Representation of the People Act was passed which gave the first women the right to vote.

“As part of our #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign, I’m really proud to unveil the women and men whose names and portraits will be etched on the plinth of the Millicent Fawcett statue – which will be etched on the plinth of the Millicent Fawcett statue – which will be the first statue of a woman in Parliament Square.

“The plinth will include well-known figures of the suffrage movement as well as those that are less well known.

"This is an important step in ensuring we highlight the contribution to gender equality made by these 59 women and men."