Campaigns

Our campaigns aim to bring about a more equal society for women and men through action from individuals and the government.

Our current focus is Equal Pay Day and closing the gender pay gap, which you can read more about here.

The EU Referendum

The EU Referendum on June 23rd has sparked much debate on our position within the European Union - how much is it benefiting us? Or is it harming the UK to remain?A recent ICM poll for the Fawcett Society shows that women are so far giving both the Leave and Remain campaigns an overwhelming thumbs down as they fail to ...

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London 2016 Mayoral Elections

The London Mayoral Elections are nearly upon us - on the 5th May 2016 London will decide who the next mayor will be. But who will take care of the ...

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Views Not Shoes

'Sleek as an otter', The Downing Street catwalk', 'Cameron's cuties' , 'Brown's sugars'  and 'Blair's Babes; When will the media start reporting female MPs for their opinions, not their looks? In ...

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Views Not Shoes

Equal Pay Day

Despite the Equal Pay Act 45 years ago, women still earn less than men in Britain today.The current gender pay gap means that women effectively stop earning relative to ...

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Equal Pay Day

Don’t Blame It On The Girls

School uniforms are in the news and once again girls are the focus for a worrying blame culture. It is time this stopped. Here is an extract from the Plymouth Herald:A Plymouth ...

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Don’t Blame It On The Girls

Local Councils

Women are under represented in politics. The number of female councillors representing us in local authorities has remained virtually in the last 10 years. Next year there is an opportunity to change that ...

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Local Councils

Election 2015: What the parties promised women

The Fawcett Society produced a handy guide to tell you everything you want to know about what the political parties stated in their manifestos and their impact on women.Our comprehensive manifesto ...

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Election 2015: What the parties promised women

Election 2015: Your Voice, Your Right

Once every four years you get the chance to ask future national politicians what they will do about the issues you care about. As always, the Fawcett Society wants to ...

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Election 2015: Your Voice, Your Right

Jobseeker’s Allowance

What’s the issue? Over 12 months, an independent panel of respected public experts in public policy and equality has been considering evidence behind growing concerns about the impact that changes to ...

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Jobseeker’s Allowance

Election 2015: Take Action

The run up to the General Election is an ideal time to ask future national politicians what they will do about the issues we care about.Our election goals:Women using the full ...

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Election 2015: Take Action