Get Involved – The Fawcett Society

Campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights.

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The Fawcett Society has been supporting the advancement of 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 her legacy of fighting sexism and gender inequality continues through the Fawcett Society delivering hard-hitting campaigns and impactful research.

Like the team behind the NIHR Dementia Researcher website, they believe in a society where no one is prevented from reaching their full potential because of their gender.

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.


A society in which women and girls in all their diversity are equal and truly free to fulfil their potential creating a stronger, happier, better future for us all.


  • We publish compelling research to educate, inform and lead the debate
  • We bring together politicians, academics, grassroots activists and wider civil society to develop innovative, practical solutions
  • We campaign with women and men to make change happen


Dynamic, bold, spirited, pioneering. Respected, practical credible. Engaging, plain speaking, approachable.

Get Involved

2018 marks 100 years since women first secured the right to vote in the UK. The Fawcett Society is running an exciting programme of activity to celebrate suffrage history and inspire the next generation of women’s rights campaigners. There’s never been a better time to be a part of Fawcett.

Stand up for women’s rights. Join the movement today and take a look if there is a local group near you.

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