The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

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 campaigns and impactful research.  

We believe in a society where no one is prevented from reaching their full potential because of their gender.

If you believe in it too, join us. 

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 the choices you can make and the control you have over your life are no longer determined by your gender.

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 national campaigns shape the debate and drive change - and they are made possible through the support of our members.

2018 marks 100 years since women first secured the right to vote in the UK. We are running an exciting programme of activity to celebrate our suffrage history and inspire the next generation of women's rights campaigners. There's never been a better time to be a part of Fawcett.

Stand up for women's rights. Join our movement today.