Centenary Year

In 2018 as we mark 100 years of the first votes for women we are at a tipping point. Women, girls and their male allies are standing together to reject misogyny, violence and sexism and to demand change.

We remember the suffrage campaigners of the past and their struggle over many decades for women’s rights including the right to vote. They faced many barriers and set-backs. Yet they persisted. Their triumph inspires us to know that we too can succeed. Anything is possible.

But there are also those who would turn the clock back. Those who would undo the progress of the past. The truth is equality won’t happen on its own. So we have to fight on and find the next generation who will step forward to drive change.

The moment becomes the movement. Join us.

Be a part of Millicent Fawcett's movement

Thanks to a campaign led by Caroline Criado Perez, Millicent Fawcett is now the first woman commemorated with a statue in Parliament Square – a landmark moment for the wider suffrage movement, and for women everywhere.

Find out more about Millicent Fawcett and the movement for women's suffrage by reading our centenary factsheets here.

Watch the story of how the statue of Millicent Garrett Fawcett was made below.

Video credit: Mayor of London

It's been 100 years since some women secured the vote - but as our Sex and Power 2018 report shows, we clearly still have a long way to go.  Equality won't happen if we don't fight for it. We've got to make it happen. We will continue Millicent's legacy by ensuring 2018 is a year of victories for girls and women everywhere. 

Will you join our call for a fairer, more equal society? Honour Millicent Fawcett today by becoming a Fawcett member at this crucial time for gender equality.

BECOME A FAWCETT member today


5 JULY 2018: Join us to honour the dedication of suffrage campaigners in Liverpool and their relevance to women’s lives today. Read more

1918-2018: 100 Years of the Women's Vote in Britain: How Far Have We Come?

16 JUNE 2018: A look back on how winning political citizenship has impacted women's lives in a number of key areas including politics & activism, criminal justice, and migration & agency. Read more


14 JUNE 2018: An event focusing on the future of the workplace and the implications for industries dominated by women, including part-time work and lower paid jobs. Read more

Stand-up to sexism!

8 JUNE 2018: Join us to help us raise funds for our Future Fawcett campaign, celebrate womanhood, and laugh the night away! Read more


5 JUNE 2018: A talk revealing some of the untold stories of the suffrage movement including the international fight for the vote. Read more

Millicent Fawcett Statue unveiling

24 APRIL 2018: Join us for the historic unveiling of one of the most significant statues of our time. Read more

SHOUT OUT FOR WOMENS’ DAY: Comedy Night Celebrating Int Women's Day

8 MARCH 2018: Join Shout Out UK for a comedy night to raise money for Fawcett through a celebration of funny women! Read more


4 MARCH 2018: Join us to #March4Women worldwide so women and girls can live, learn, earn and lead with safety, dignity and respect. Read more

Cheers to 100 Years of Women's Votes!

20 JANUARY 2018: Kick off the New Year with a celebration of 100 years of votes for women with a night of comedy, music and special guest speakers! Read more