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Remembering struggles past and present

Remembering struggles past and present

July is an important month in the Fawcett calendar. It's when Fawcett members come together to commemorate the woman who has given her name to the Society: Millicent Garrett Fawcett (pictured above). Millicent Fawcett was part of the feminist activity that began in 1866 with the first petition to Parliament for female suffrage. From 1907 she led the non-militant wing of ...

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What sex is a Chair?

On Saturday I was introduced to the Leader and Chair of Suffolk County Council, Colin Noble. He introduced himself as the Chairman of the Council and I challenged him on ...

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The things I learned from organising a hustings on women’s issues

What will the political parties do for women if elected? I had almost no idea, as women’s issues are rarely featured in election campaigns. In March, the Oxford Fawcett Group organised a hustings with ...

The things I learned from organising a hustings on women’s issues
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East London Fawcett: Arts Campaign

I started working with the East London Fawcett Group two and a half years ago, upon finishing my BA and deciding: YES, I did want to be an artist. Considering ...

East London Fawcett: Arts Campaign
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