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

The event will honour the dedication of suffrage campaigners in Liverpool, including Eleanor Rathbone and Mary Bamber, and their relevance to women’s lives today. The evening will include speeches from Janet Dugdale, Director of Museum of Liverpool, Fawcett Chief Executive Sam Smethers, and more. You will also have the opportunity to find out more about Fawcett’s recent research and Fawcett Merseyside's campaigning to end period poverty.

Millicent Fawcett was a tireless campaigner for gender equality, who was commemorated with the first female statue in Parliament Square this year. The event will be a special evening of celebration, inspiration and insight into the lives of women's rights campaigners past and present.

We are not charging for this event but we are encouraging invitees to please make a donation to support our work or give the gift of Fawcett membership to a loved one. Fawcett is at the forefront of the fight for gender equality and women’s rights today. Together we will make 2018 a transformational year for all women.

This event is delivered in partnership with the Museum of Liverpool.

Please note that places are extremely limited. Please register your attendance today to avoid disappointment.

Image: Liverpool Women's Suffrage Society campaign shop for 1910 Kirkdale by-election

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