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.
Centenary celebrations are well and truly kicking into gear this month as February 6th marks 100 years since The Representation of the People Act granted some women the vote. On the 6th, we are launching #OurTimeNow, a major new campaign to break the barriers to gender equality throughout 2018 and beyond - click here to get involved now. There are a plethora of events, performances and feminist book launches unfolding over the year. The list below is by no means exhaustive, but provides a snapshot of upcoming Fawcett-related Centenary Happenings to check out. We send out newsletters with the latest on events, exhibitions and workshops each month. We're also lining up an exciting programme of events and activity in several major cities, both exclusively for our members and for the wider public. Sign up to our newsletter to make sure you don't miss out!
See more events for the Suffrage Centenary, collated by Vote 100 UK, here. See our top picks for feminist festivals and events for young people here.
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
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
23 MARCH 2018: A talk that examines the artists responsible for the iconography behind the Suffrage campaign.Read more
6 APRIL 2018: The author Eva Tutchell discusses her new book, The Stalled Revolution.Read more
26 MARCH 2018: The story of the Great Suffrage Pilgrimage of 1913.Read more
24 MARCH 2018: A Day of Talks Exploring Women’s History.Read more
17 MARCH 2018: Join independent British jewellery company Tatty Devine in a jewellery masterclass, inspired by the Museum of London's incredible collection of Suffragette objects and memorabilia.Read more
14 MARCH 2018: In celebration of Women's History Month, join the Savick Library team, to hear about the contribution of Lancashire lasses to the women's suffrage campaign.Read more
9 MARCH 2018: A talk by us on everything you wanted to know about pensions but were too afraid to ask.Read more
9 MARCH 2018: A talk run by us on the gender pay gap.Read more
9 MARCH - 11 MARCH 2018: Visit our stall at the Women of the World Market. Read more
8 MARCH 2018: Join Dr Lucy Ella Rose and guests for the launch of her publication, Suffragists in Partnership: Gender, Word and Image.Read more
8 MARCH 2018: Join refugee and migrant women in Westminster on International Women’s Day 2018 to demand safety, dignity and liberty for all women.Read more
7 MARCH 2018: Celebrating 100 Years of Women's Rights in Central and Eastern Europe.Read more
7 MARCH - 11 MARCH 2018: the festival celebrates women and girls, and looks at the obstacles that stop them from achieving their potential.Read more
6 MARCH - 30 NOVEMBER 2018: Showcasing images of Mary Watts alongside newspaper clippings, which record her participation in the Great Suffragist Pilgrimage and her impassioned speech at a 1913 meetingRead more
28 FEBRUARY 2018: A panel of academics in gender, education, and the world of work to discuss the position of women in 21st Century BritainRead more
26 FEBRUARY 2018: Historian Elizabeth Crawford presents a short history of the women’s suffrage movementRead more