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.

Local and Equal

Why does local government matter? Local government plays an important role in all our lives: it provides vital care and social services, influences economic development in our neighbourhoods and is a vital part of the UK’s democratic system.• Local councils spend around £95bn a year • Women make up over 75% of the local government workforce • Women are only 33% of local ...

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Face Her Future

For hundreds of years, women have worked to achieve basic rights at home, at work and in public life. The outcome of the EU Referendum is a call to action. ...

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The EU Referendum

The EU Referendum on June 23rd sparked much debate on our position within the European Union - how much did it benefit us? Did our membership harm the UK?An ICM poll ...

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London 2016 Mayoral Elections

The 2016 London Mayoral Elections offered a fascinating insight into the priorities and views of various members of the largest parties in the UK political system. What are the issues for women ...

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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