Just around the corner from Southside Print’s London Bridge branch is the HQ of The Fawcett Society, which has its base in Union Street, SE1. Southside Print has recently produced printing and duplication for the Society including full colour A5 leaflets which were digitally printed onto 330gsm smooth white ‘Advocat’ board, AGM letters which were mail merged with a supplied database then printed/duplicated in black and white and some additional documents which were photocopied for the same event. The whole process was turned around very quickly. Design and artwork was supplied by the Society. Contact Southside Print here or call 020 7378 6754 if you have any similar requirements — we’d be delighted to help. You can also request a quotation online here.
About The Fawcett Society
In 1866 two sisters, Elizabeth Garett Anderson and Millicent Garett Fawcett (nee Garett), started their life-long campaign for women to get the vote and equal rights. It took them 60 years to achieve this goal, one which has since shaped women’s rights in so many areas of life, “helping to bring about a society where the gender you are does not limit the life chances you have” to quote their mission statement. The two women were extremely hard-working and knowledgeable and, with help from family and the suffragettes, became a force to be reckoned with.
Elizabeth died in 1917 and Millicent in 1929 but their work and legacy positively impacts society to this day — the Fawcett Society continues the hard work started by the two sisters from their HQ in London SE1 with a dedicated team launching campaigns, providing up-to-date news on all related issues and bringing about support for women in all aspects of life.
The Society’s most recent campaigns have included “Views Not Shoes” which looks into the issue where male leaders’ wives get more media attention than female politicians. As part of this, the Fawcett Society looked at how much media coverage female politicians and candidates got in the build-up to the 2015 Election, the nature of the coverage and how often women were central to the economic stories.
Other campaigns include “Women in the Economy” which addresses the question as to where women’s voices are in important economical matters along with their “Equal Pay Day” campaign which, as the name suggests, addresses the gender pay gap.
You can catch up on all these campaigns and more on their website at www.fawcettsociety.org.uk. There you will also find latest news and issues together with details of how to support the Society or join one of the many local groups. You can also shop for Christmas gifts there (e.g. some great t-shirts) in their online shop.
Contact The Fawcett Society
You can contact the Fawcett Society at their London office at:
164-180 Union Street
London SE1 0LH
Tel: 020 3598 6154
or visit their website at www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
Inset photo of Millicent Fawcett is by Bain News Service (Public domain), via Wikimedia Commons.
Photo of Suffrage Alliance Congress London (1909, Millicent Fawcett is in the front row, 4th from the left) by Nasjonalbiblioteket (Flickr ID). CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.
The Fawcett Society is a company limited by guarantee (no. 04600514) and a registered Charity (no.1108769).