On February 6th 1918, Millicent Fawcett, the Pankhursts and other suffrage campaigners won a hard-fought victory. They secured the first votes for some women, a moment that paved the way for universal suffrage ten years later. Their triumph in the face of many challenges inspires us to know that we can succeed too. Anything is possible.

100 years on, women everywhere have been calling #TimesUp on discrimination and are taking their fight forward. We are going to make 2018 a year of victories for girls and women everywhereIt's #OurTimeNow.

Pledge to take action now

On February 6th, the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, we will launch #OurTimeNow, a campaign which will break down the barriers to gender equality throughout 2018 and beyond. To kick it off we want everyone to tweet or post a picture of their watch or a clock face on February 6th and use the hashtag #OurTimeNow to pledge to fight for our rights as Millicent once did. What is the one change you want to see in 2018?

Campaigners including Helen Pankhurst, Jess Phillips, Maria Miller, Nimco Ali and many more are already supporting #OurTimeNow as Centenary Champions. Will you join our movement and help to make 2018 as symbolically momentous as 1918 was? 

We must raise our voices to honour and continue the fight of suffrage campaigners of the past. Hundreds have already taken part - make your voice heard now! You can use the suggested text below:

We must raise our voices to honour the fight of suffrage campaigners 100 years ago. I stand with @fawcettsociety to say it's #OurTimeNow