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

Hosted by the wonderful Pillars Brewery in Walthamstow, The Fawcett Society will be kicking off the year’s centenary celebrations (100 years of women’s votes!) with an informal get together for an evening of comedy, music, special guest speakers, food and drink.

Local artists ‘From the Darkroom’ and Farah Ishaq will be donating pieces for a silent auction on the night, we'll have a live DJ set from DJ Dolly Dagger, who plays 70s, 80s and 90s funk, soul, hip-hop and reggae, as well as a live acoustic set from Kimmi Watson, co-founder of our event sponsors She17 Live women's music.

There'll be stand-up comedy from the fantastic Daphna Baram, Israeli-born human rights lawyer and journalist turned comedian, and a regular on the UK comedy circuit.

We have three special guest speakers; Sam Smethers, Chief Exec of The Fawcett Society, Dr. Nicola Shelton of University College London, and Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow.

Pillars Brewery will very kindly be donating 10% of all bar sales to Fawcett.

Food will also be available to buy from Walthamstow Dogs, who are kindly donating a percentage of profits to Fawcett as well.

The evening’s running order:

Music & Comedy

5:00pm – 7:00pm – DJ Dolly Dagger

7:00pm – 7:30pm Kimmi Watson (She17 – acoustic set)

7:30pm – 7:50pm Daphna Baram (comedy set)



8:00pm – 8:10pm Sam Smethers (Chief Exec, The Fawcett Society)

8:10pm – 8:20pm Dr. Nicola Shelton, University College London

8:20pm – 8:30pm Stella Creasy MP, Walthamstow



8:30pm – 11:00pm DJ Dolly Dagger

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