Centenary YearIn 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. Get campaigning! Events Fundraisers Partners #OurTimeNow Home Suffrage Partners Our lead partner We are proud to be working in partnership with international law firm Pinsent Masons to mark the centenary of the first votes for women. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time in the UK, the organisations will come together to collaborate on a programme of nationwide events throughout 2018. The events will promote the importance of women's participation in politics and public life as a factor in achieving gender equality. The programme includes a suffrage centenary reception and exhibition at the Royal Albert Hall and regional events at the Museum of Liverpool and Manchester’s People's History Museum, culminating in an event at the end of 2018 to mark the centenary of women in UK parliament. Fawcett has previously worked with Pinsent Masons on this report about the gender gap and financial security. Read our official partnership press release here. The Fawcett Society's programme of events for 2018 will be published on our website shortly.