The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life. Our vision is a society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfill their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all.

We’ve been advancing women’s equality since 1866 when at just 19, Millicent Fawcett collected signatures on a petition for women’s votes. She went on to lead the constitutional suffrage campaign and made this cause her lifetime’s work, securing equal voting rights 62 years later.

Today we continue her legacy of fighting sexism and gender inequality through hard-hitting research. Our national campaigns shape the debate and drive change - and they are only made possible through the support of our members. Be part of our movement for equality. Join us now.

What are we fighting for?

The Fawcett Society campaigns to:

Close the gender pay gap. At current rates of progress, it will take 62 years to close it.

Secure equal power. Just 30% of MPs and 33% of councillors are women.

Challenge attitudes and change minds. 20% of men aged 25-34 say women’s equality has ‘gone too far’.

Defend women’s rights post-Brexit. There must be no turning the clock back.

Our vision

A society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfil their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all. 

Our mission

  • We publish compelling research to educate, inform and lead the debate
  • We bring together politicians, academics, grassroots activists and wider civil society to develop innovative, practical solutions
  • We campaign with women and men to make change happen

Our values

Dynamic, bold, spirited, pioneering. Respected, practical credible. Engaging, plain speaking, approachable.

End gender inequality for good. Join The Fawcett Society today.

Our campaigning and research would not be possible without the support of our members. Stand up for women's rights. Join our movement today.

Fawcett Society Year End Accounts

To view our most recent annual accounts please click here.

Download our previous annual accounts: 2017 | 2016 | 2015