Millicent Fawcett at suffrage rally


To mark the centenary of the first women in the UK winning the right to vote, and to drive forward gender equality across the city today, the Mayor has launched a year-long women's equality campaign: #BehindEveryGreatCity.

The campaign includes a year-long programme of public art by women artists on the London Underground, the unveiling of the first statue of a women in Parliament Square – suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett – and launching an initiative to support women into leadership roles: Our Time - Supporting future leaders. To find out more about what we’ve got planned, sign up here

Find out how to get involved in the campaign.

#BECG projected on City Hall

London's suffrage story

Throughout 2018, #BehindEveryGreatCity will highlight London’s story in the history of the women’s suffrage movement.

It will also celebrate the progress women in London have made over the past 100 years and tackle barriers to gender equality across the capital today.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan speaks at March4Women

The Mayor's support

"Next year we mark a century since the first women got to vote in the UK - one of our country’s most pivotal moments. Milestones like this are a time to look back and mark the huge strides that have been made towards gender equality, and to celebrate the success of women in our great city.

"It is also a time to take stock of the huge inequalities women still face, almost 100 years on since women first voted and, more importantly, to take action. At City Hall, I have pledged to be a proud feminist and I am delighted to launch this campaign to say that Behind Every Great City is equality, opportunity and progress – regardless of your gender.

"Over the next year, and beyond, we will highlight how women of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds make London the great city it is. More importantly, we will redouble our efforts in the fight for gender equality. We must do all we can to remove any barriers to women’s success and to unlock their full potential." Sadiq Khan

Millicent Fawcett statuette by Gillian Wearing

#BEGC events

The campaign will include a year-long programme of public art by women artists on London Underground and the unveiling of the first statue of a women - suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett - in Parliament Square. 

See the full programme of #BehindEveryGreatCity events.

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