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

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Many of the issues we campaign about would have been familiar to suffrage campaigners of the past. We still have not seen equal representation of women in government, violence against women and girls is endemic, and gender stereotypes continue to limit both men and women. It's #OurTimeNow to break down the barriers to gender equality in 2018 and beyond. 

Download our campaign kit, containing Fawcett infographics, and Powerpoint presentations about our suffrage history, along with suggested text to use on social media to lift your campaigning

Find our Gender Pay Gap animations here. You can use our Sounds Familiar videos here.

Thanks to our members and supporters, we've been able to produce four incredible fact sheets with historian Elizabeth Crawford. Each one explores different aspects of the suffrage movement, and what life was like for women 100 years ago. We are using them as part of our Future Fawcett workshops to help inspire young people to campaign against sexism and misogyny today. Click the images below to download each fact sheet- and share them with your loved ones!

Start a campaign of your own today!

Are you passionate about feminist issues? Would you like to start a movement to improve the lives of women and girls? If yes, we've got the resources to help you do it! The UK feminist group UKFeminista have created some incredible resources to help you start your own feminist campaign - and have kindly allowed us to share them with you here. Click on the images below for a useful how-to guide on how to start your own campaign, how to use the media and how to organise a feminist hustings.