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If President Trump Makes You Feel Powerless, It’s Time To Take Action

In the weeks following Donald Trump's shocking victory in the US Presidential Election, Fawcett saw a surge of new members, who joined us in order to take meaningful action against gender inequality. While Trump's win presents, in the words of our CEO Sam Smethers 'a real and present threat to women’s rights', men and women who believe in gender equality took Sam's advice to ...

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It’s time for a new deal for care and carers

Today, the Political Studies Association Commission on Care has launched their report, Towards a New Deal For Care and Carers. Fawcett chair Belinda Phipps and our CEO Sam Smethers were the ...

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This National Hate Crime Awareness Week, let’s make gendered abuse a hate crime

“Hooked me around the neck really tightly”, “Following me slowly in his car”, “Rubbed his bits against my back”, “I felt trapped”, “Are you legal yet?”, “He told me I ...

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We must stand together to call for a commitment to women’s rights in the Brexit negotiations

As the fallout from the EU Referendum intensifies, we at Womankind are sure of one thing: we will stand in solidarity with women’s movements in the UK, in Europe and ...

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‘There is no peace without women!’: Gender and the Colombian peace process

One of our goals of our #FaceHerFuture campaign, a coalition of women's and equalities organisations who are working to make sure women's issues are at the heart of the Brexit negotiations, is to make ...

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Working with young people towards a future without hate crime and misogyny

The Diana Award is proud to support the Fawcett Society’s #FaceHerFuture campaign. In these uncertain times it is important for us to come together to stand up against all forms ...

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Time to Celebrate the Foremother of Feminism – Mary Wollstonecraft

“JUSTICE for one half of the human race!” went the battle cry of one of history’s unsung greats. Mary Wollstonecraft died on 10th September in 1797, and she remains a one-off. ...

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Tackling the motherhood penalty will unlock women’s skills and talents in Britain’s post-Brexit future

Working Families is pleased to support #FaceHerFuture – it’s vital that, post-Brexit, there is no weakening of women’s rights or of the continued progress towards equality for women.Working Families provides ...

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Fighting for a future free from hate crime for Muslim women

Since Tell MAMA was founded in 2011, it has become clear, through the numbers of people reporting their experiences of anti-Muslim abuse to us, that visible Muslim women are most ...

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Defending the human rights of childbearing women from a turbulent future

In the volatile political, economic and social climate of post-referendum UK, many of us are anxious and uncertain about the future. Women across their reproductive lives face the same challenges ...

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