You many have seen recently that this statue of suffrage campaigner Millicent Fawcett was unveiled in Parliament Square, London; the first statue of a woman in the Square. The statue helps highlight her life’s work of campaigning to get women the vote.
One of her other legacies is The Fawcett Society, the UK's leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women's rights. A local branch, Fawcett Society Merseyside was launched on 8 March 2018 (International Women's Day). One of the group’s aims is to promote our local suffrage history and they are using History Pin to showcase the Merseyside Suffrage Movement, as well as document the local groups’ key events and achievements.
Statue of Millicent Fawcett © Fawcett Society
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A film relating to the Museum of Liverpool display, Taking Liberties: Women’s Suffrage in Liverpool has been included and we have also featured the story of Wallasey suffragette, Jessie Thompson Bond. More will be added soon. We are also holding a day of free school workshops with the Fawcett Society on Thursday 5 July. Aimed at young people aged 14-18, the workshops will teach participants about their suffrage history and empower them to fight gender inequality today. The workshops are free to attend but places are limited so please book early - further details are on our schools and groups page.