What does Bristol Fawcett do?Bristol Fawcett members are active in the local campaign for gender equality. 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
Bristol Fawcett is an activist group, whose members seek not
primarily to talk about feminism but to ‘do’
make a difference - however small - to awareness, policy and practice
in the local area. We meet monthly and between meetings our members
work on current campaigns and in subgroups. Members give their time,
their ideas, and their skills, to projects and events that we
We recognise that women
skills and different amounts of time available for this work. By being
part of a group, everything you do, big or small, can make a
difference. If you aren't able to be a regular active member
that's fine! Keep in touch with us by visiting this website,
joining our Facebook group and following us on Twitter.
Find out more about feminism in Bristol
This radio programme (30 minutes) from October 2009 gives a flavour of the kind of feminist activism and campaigning taking place around Bristol through Bristol Fawcett, Bristol Feminist Network and Bristol Women's Forum (which has now been replaced by the new organisation, Bristol Women's Voice).In 2009 The Spark published an article about Bristol Fawcett. Read it here.
For more information about our activities, see our ‘Projects’ page here or go straight to our pages on the economy, gender equality in education, lapdancing clubs, violence against women, representation of women and trafficking.