The Fawcett Society is the UK’s leading membership charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life. Our vision is a society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfill their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all.
We’ve been advancing women’s equality since 1866 when at just 19, Millicent Fawcett collected signatures on a petition for women’s votes. She went on to lead the constitutional suffrage campaign and made this cause her lifetime’s work, securing equal voting rights 62 years later.
Today we continue her legacy of fighting sexism and gender inequality through hard-hitting research. Our national campaigns shape the debate and drive change – and they are only made possible through the support of our members.
The Fawcett Society campaigns to:
- Close the gender pay gap. At current rates of progress, it will take 62 years to close it.
- Secure equal power. Just 30% of MPs and 33% of councillors are women.
- Challenge attitudes and change minds. 20% of men aged 25-34 say women’s equality has ‘gone too far’.
- Defend women’s rights post-Brexit. There must be no turning the clock back.
For further information, please visit: www.fawcettsociety.org.uk