About The Fawcett Society

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.

We’re passionate about campaigning for change to support women in all our diversity and break down the barriers to gender equality. A luxury tax is being placed on reusable sanitary products which have both environmental benefits and are a vital necessity to many. Reusable period underwear is not a luxury product but a lifeline to many – from those with disabilities to frontline workers – and this tax must be removed from this essential product.