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Welcome to Bristol Fawcett, the Fawcett Society’s Local Group in Bristol

"They're a vigorous bunch, it's good to know that feminism is alive and well and living in Bristol".
                                                                                                                           Katharine Whitehorn, March 2009

What is the Fawcett Society?

Fawcett is a national organisation that campaigns for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics. 

Our vision is of a society where women and men are equal partners in the home, at work and in public life.

Where there's an inequality gap between women and men we're working to close it.

Our roots stretch back to 1866, when Millicent Fawcett began her lifetime's work leading the peaceful campaign for women's votes.

What does Bristol Fawcett do?

Bristol Fawcett members are volunteers who are active in the vibrant local campaign for gender equality. 

"Bristol is Feminism Central".
Kira Cochrane, November 2010

We support the aims of the Fawcett Society and work at a local level to:
  • Raise awareness of Fawcett and the work that Fawcett does
  • Campaign and lobby to improve policy and services for women and girls
  • Bring an informed gender equality perspective to local decision making bodies

Women and Sport
In 2013 we created a blog to provide up to date listings of women's sporting events in Bristol - visit the blog here and find out about women's sporting fixtures in the local area here.  To find out more about women's sporting clubs see here.  Join us and contribute!
Follow our Sport Watch Bristol Team on Twitter here: @SportWatch_

Women, poverty and disproportionate impact of fiscal measures
In 2011 we published a report into the local impact on women of the cuts - Cutting Women Out in Bristol - and we updated the report in 2014.

Download the 2014 report - Cutting Women Out in Bristol

Visit our dedicated page on Cutting Women Out for more information. 

We hosted a free event on International Women's Day 2013 called
"Confronting Women's Poverty: Turning Things Around" where we brought together analysis of the causes and consequences of women's poverty in Bristol, as well as applying ourselves to how we can turn things around in our homes, communities, locally and nationally.

Counting Women In

We take an active interest in the place of women in local political, public and working life. We campaigned to include women on the slate and on the agenda as Bristol elected a new Mayor and a new Police and Crime Commissioner.  Download our report from 2012 here:
 "The Right Man for Bristol? Gender, Representation and the Mayor of Bristol"
Visit our dedicated page

Read our annual report for 2014 here.

Please explore our website and visit our projects page for information about our past and current campaigns.

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