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Charity of the month

The charity of the month is The Fawcett Society. Campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights at work, at home and in public life, it's the UK’s leading membership charity with a vision of creating a society in which women and girls are equal and free to fulfil their true potential. It has been working at advancing women’s equality since 1866, ever since Millicent Fawcett began collecting signatures for a petition for women’s votes at the young age of 19. As is written in the history books, she went on to lead constitutional suffrage campaign and made this cause her lifetime’s work, securing equal voting rights 62 years later.

The Fawcett Society works to achieve many things, including equal pay, equal power and a society where there are no more gender stereotypes. To help achieve this goal, they publish research in order to educate and inform as well as campaigning to help make change happen and bringing together politicians, academics, grassroots activists and civil society to develop innovative and practical solutions.

In order to help The Fawcett Society achieve their goal without spending money you could join a local group. There are groups all over London, including but not limited to: East London, South London and North London. Anything you do makes a difference, whether it is spreading awareness, donating money or taking your own initiative. No matter how small, everything helps us achieve change.

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