Welcome to Bristol Fawcett, the Fawcett Society’s Local Group in Bristol
“They’re a vigorous bunch, it’s good to know that feminism is alive and well and living in Bristol.” – Katharine Whitehorn, March 2009
What is the Fawcett Society?
Fawcett is a national organisation that campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics.
Our vision is of a society where women and men are equal partners in the home, at work and in public life.
Where there’s an inequality gap between women and men we’re working to close it.
Our roots stretch back to 1866, when Millicent Fawcett began her lifetime’s work leading the peaceful campaign for women’s votes.
What does Bristol Fawcett do?
Bristol Fawcett members are volunteers who are active in the vibrant local campaign for gender equality.
“Bristol is Feminism Central.” – Kira Cochrane, November 2010
We support the aims of the Fawcett Society and work at a local level to:
- Raise awareness of Fawcett and the work that Fawcett does
- Campaign and lobby to improve policy and services for women and girls
- Bring an informed gender equality perspective to local decision making bodies
Women and Sport
In 2013 we created a blog to provide up to date listings of women’s sporting events in Bristol – visit the blog here and find out about women’s sporting fixtures in the local area here.
To find out more about women’s sporting clubs see here. Join us and contribute!
Follow our Sport Watch Bristol Team on Twitter here: @SportWatch_