It’s time to #FaceHerFuture

Today Fawcett, with the support of many other women's organisations, are launching a campaign to come together to present a positive vision for women in the UK, challenging the Government to make the UK the best place in the world to be a woman. The campaign is fighting for women’s rights to be protected post-Brexit. The Face Her Future coalition is demanding that current rights are not weakened either directly or indirectly as a result of the Brexit negotiations.The Government faces a stark choice – to use the opportunity of Brexit to achieve transformational change for women in the UK or to turn the clock back on equality.  Women in the UK face a gender pay gap of 19%; 54,000 working mothers experience pregnancy ...

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Women in the Cabinet – How Will May Deliver for Women?

35% of the Cabinet (up from 32%) are women and just 26% (19 of 74) of junior ministers are women (it was previously 24%).Commenting on the proportion of women in ...

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Fawcett comments on Andrea Leadsom standing down

Andrea Leadsom MP has stood down from the Conservative leadership race, meaning Theresa May MP will now become our Prime Minister. Commenting on the events, Sam Smethers, CEO of Fawcett, said: "Andrea ...

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An open letter to the Conservative leadership candidates

Sam Smethers, CEO of Fawcett, today publishes an open letter to Rt Hon Theresa May MP and Andrea Leadsom MP to call upon them to consider women's rights in thier leadership ...

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Millicent Fawcett 150th Anniversary Memorial Lecture

Leading historian and writer, Dr Amanda Foreman, will today deliver the Millicent Fawcett Memorial Lecture and use the occasion to challenge ‘no platforming’ in our higher education institutions and elsewhere. ...

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Fawcett statement on the EU Referendum result

Following the result of the EU Referendum, in which the public voted to leave the EU, Sam Smethers, CEO of Fawcett, said:"Last week we issued a Gender Equality Challenge to ...

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Latest ICM Polling Statistics on the EU Referendum

Last week our EU Referendum debate, 'Who will win women's votes?', was cancelled in light of the tragic murder of Jo Cox MP, as all campaigning was suspended and we ...

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Fawcett Society statement in response to the murder of Jo Cox MP

The murder of Jo Cox MP marks a very dark day indeed for our democracy and for women in public life. The Fawcett Society extends our deepest sympathies to Jo ...

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The EU Referendum Gender Equality Challenge

Raise your game - put women centre stage or prepare to lose! - New poll finds 37% of women feel campaigns have been male dominated -The UK’s leading gender equality charity, ...

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Fawcett on the LSE Podcast

Delivered as part of the LSE Public Lecture series, this talk at the LSE by Sam Smethers, Chief Executive of the Fawcett Society sets out Fawcett’s current and future agenda; ...

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Helping survivors of domestic abuse to face their future

What does the concept of ‘future’ mean to a woman experiencing domestic abuse? The future can be a scary and ...

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