100 years ago, Millicent Fawcett and countless others knew that change must start with challenging attitudes. They secured the right to vote for the first women - and to celebrate their legacy, we're launching our Future Fawcett outreach programme. We're going to schools across the country to teach young people about their suffrage history, and empower them to fight the discrimination and inequality in their lives.
Women and girls across the UK and the world are demanding change. We all stand united in our vision for a future free of sexual harassment and misogyny, free of violence and sexism at work, school and home. We need to use this moment to build our movement. Donate today to Future Fawcett to make it happen.
Our workshops show young people how they can learn from our suffrage history, and campaign for gender equality today. Big aspirations begin with being inspired by the people you see around you. That is why we also hold special panel discussions and sessions with leaders on the world stage, so far including Prime Minister Theresa May, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden.
In April, we led workshops for 60 students from across London at City Hall, followed by a very special Q&A session with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau and the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern.
Trudeau asked the students about gender balance in their feminist clubs at school, and stressed how important it is to get men involved in discussions about gender equality. Ardern cited her mother as her inspiration for her 'generosity and kindness', and told a participant with ambitions to become the prime minister to never stop believing in herself.
We'd like to thank the Mayor of London's office for organising this inspirational event, and all our supporters and members for making our education outreach possible. We are making a huge impact through Future Fawcett - and none of it would be happening without you!
Will you help us continue inspiring future generations? Become a Fawcett member to support Future Fawcett today.
In December 2017 the Mayor of London joined Fawcett for a workshop about our suffrage history and driving forward gender equality, at Platanos College in South London. The session marked the launch of #BehindEveryGreatCity, a year-long campaign led by Sadiq Khan to celebrate 100 years since women secured the vote.
The students had an incredible time learning about women's lives 100 years ago, the rights they have gained since - and how far we still have to go to achieve gender equality. Thank you to all our supporters for making this, and all our outreach work so far, possible.
Do you want to educate young people about their suffrage history? Are you looking for a speaker for your school or university? Or would you like to volunteer to be one of our suffrage workshop facilitators?
We offer fun and interactive workshops in schools, colleges and universities, discussing the history of women’s suffrage and its relevance for the lives of young women today. Workshops are run by a trained youth worker or trained volunteers.