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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An evening of stand-up comedy featuring a variety of the best up-and-coming self-identifying female comedians around. Shout Out UK – an award-winning youth news network engaging young people in politics –
is hosting this event to raise money for the Fawcett Society, a women’s charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights.

Women are under-represented in both comedy and politics. Let us challenge this by giving space to women in these spheres and supporting young people in pursuing their goals.

Join us in celebrating the funniness of women and supporting women around the world, with a night of laughter on International Women’s Day 2018.


Alexis Wieroniey (host)
Alexis Wierieoney is an American comedian who came to London for an internship in Parliament. Alexis has worked in the US Congress and then in the UK for an MP for 5 years.13-years later, Alexis will use her wicked wit and particular political insight to host this night and highlight why we need more women in both comedy and politics! Alexis regularly performs and MCs at venues across London, she has had shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a finalist in both the Comedy Knights Fresh Comedian Competition and the Comedy Virgins Max Turner Competition. She also loves cats.

Athena Kugblenu - A witty social commentator. Athena was a 2017 nominee for the 99 Club Female Comedians’ Bursary, she writes for BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz) and appears on various other BBC radio shows. You can find her on the ever popular Kitchen Table podcast and listen to her hilarious contributions to the much-celebrated podcasts ‘Global Pillage‘ and The Guilty Feminist Podcast, hosted by Deborah Frances-White.

Bisha K Ali - Hailing from West London and ping-ponging between cultures has left her with no choice but to stand up and laugh about her strict and strange upbringing. A storyteller, Bisha touches on topics including race, religion, science and family. Her laid-back charm, along with her ability to surprise and delight audiences took her to the Final of the 2013 Funny Women Awards within a year of her first gig.

Jen Brister - This headliner describes herself as "Stand up comedian, writer, actor, dickhead". Jen is a critically acclaimed stand up comedian, writer and actor, with fantastic wit and a hilarious impression of her mother. She has written for the BBC and has been a regular contributor to magazines including Diva, Standard Issue and The Huffington Post, as well as appearing on Russell Brand's radio comedy Cloud Cuckoo. You can watch Jen on Live at the Apollo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0eeKZqvC8Y&feature=youtu.be

Eleanor Morton - a "sometimes musical" comedian and writer. Her intelligent stand-up always delivers. Eleanor has written for The BBC programmes ‘What’s Funny About The Referendum?’ and SKETCHLAND, and is also a performer with the award nominated London comedy groups Weirdos and Comedian’s Cinema Club.

Harriet Braine - a musical comedian who won the Individual Comedy Award at Buxton Festival Fringe 2017 and
2016 Musical Comedy Awards best newcomer. Have a listen on her soundcloud, here: https://soundcloud.com/harriet-braine

Event organised by Shout Out UK

We are a multi-award winning independent news network and course provider that, via journalism, film, events and education, connects one of the largest networks of intelligent, adventurous and career-driven young people with the aim of getting them more active and interested in politics.

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