Fawcett Comments on Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey

21 September 2017: Each year the Girls’ Attitudes Survey gives girls’ and young women’s voices a platform to be heard.Read more

Fawcett comments on sweeping BBC pay reviews

6 SEPTEMBER 2017: This must be a thorough, independent review with a genuine commitment to act quickly on any pay inequality they find.Read more

Job-sharing for MPs supported by women candidates for most parties

5 SEPTEMBER 2017: Our new pamphlet makes the case for a change to the law to allow two people to share the job of an MP.Read more

Fawcett comments on historic equal pay case victory in Scotland

21 AUGUST 2017: Thousands of women have secured a ruling at the country’s highest civil court that Glasgow’s entire salary system may be unfair.Read more

Fawcett comments on scrapping of Employment Tribunal fees after court defeat

26 JULY 2017: This is a victory for women everywhere who experience discrimination but who could not afford to bring a claim.Read more

Fawcett comments on the BBC gender pay gap

19 JULY 2017: The BBC high pay data revealed today shows that women are under-represented and undervalued at the top of the corporation.Read more

Fawcett comments on introduction of Great Repeal Bill

13 JULY 2017: The Great Repeal Bill presents a real threat to our equality laws. We want a guarantee written into the bill that there will be no weakening of protections.Read more

Local government ‘not fit for the future’ without women: Fawcett releases new hard-hitting report

13 JULY 2017: Our final Local Government Commission report includes the shocking finding that just 4% of local councils in England have a formal maternity, paternity or parental leave policy in place for councillors.Read more

Disability Wales launches #IAmEmbolden to celebrate deaf and disabled women creating change

12 JULY 2017: The Fawcett Society is proud to support Disability Wales, who are launching an initiative to celebrate deaf & disabled women creating change.Read more

Fawcett comments on Taylor Review

11 JULY 2017: Given that the majority of low paid workers are women, often in insecure employment the test of the Taylor Review is will it deliver for them?Read more

Fawcett comments on call for NHS-funded abortions for women travelling from N. Ireland

28 JUNE 2017: Over 40 cross-party policymakers have signed a letter to remove the ban on NHS-funded abortions for women travelling from Northern Ireland.Read more

Fawcett comments on Queen’s Speech 2017

21 JUNE 2017: The Queen's Speech today contained 27 Bills, eight of which related to Brexit as well as details of a Domestic Violence and Abuse Bill.Read more

Fawcett issues joint letter to Theresa May on the DUP and abortion rights

13 JUNE 2017: The Fawcett Society issued this open letter following news that Theresa May is seeking to strike a deal with the DUP, a party that opposes abortion rights.Read more

Women’s representation in Parliament stalls at 32% after General Election 2017

09 JUNE 2017: At current rates of progress, Britain will not see equal representation in Parliament until 2062.Read more

Fawcett comments on law in Iceland requiring companies to prove equal pay

02 JUNE 2017: Iceland's new law is a step that we fully support.Read more

Women’s representation in Parliament ‘stagnant’ in June election

15 MAY 2017: Our analysis has found that women’s representation in Parliament will flatline in the general election next month.Read more

Fawcett comments on Conservatives pledge to make companies publish gender pay gap data by ethnicity

15 MAY 2017: Fawcett welcomes this measure as it would help to shine a light on the double discrimination BAME women experience in the workplace.Read more

‘Missing eight million’ women say they are uncertain to vote as Fawcett releases Women’s Manifesto

09 MAY 2017: Fawcett analysis finds that a ‘missing eight million’ women say they aren’t necessarily going to vote in the 2017 general election.Read more

Fawcett comments on failure to elect a single woman to Metro Mayoral position

05 MAY 2017: Every one of the UK's six Metro Mayors is male. This represents a shocking failure by all of the parties to put forward enough women candidates.Read more

Fawcett comments on new research on gender pay gaps in higher education

04 MAY 2017: The gender pay gap among academics is slowly diminishing. But at this rate it will take 29 years to close the gap, and progress has flatlined for professors.Read more

Fawcett report reveals sexism ‘commonplace’ in Local Government

26 APRIL 2017: Fawcett findings reveal almost four in ten female councillors having experienced sexist comments from within their own party.Read more

Fawcett comments on government plans to issue guidelines on sexist dress codes

21 APRIL 2017: The government will issue guidelines on sexist dress codes, but will not make it illegal for employers to insist that people wear heels to work.Read more

Gillian Wearing announced as artist of Millicent Fawcett statue in Parliament Square

13 APRIL 2017: Gillian Wearing will be the first woman to create a statue for Parliament Square.Read more