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First female statue unveiled in Parliament Square

by Futures Centre, Apr 25
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A statue of the suffragist campaigner Millicent Fawcett has been unveiled in Parliament Square. It was created by Turner prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing, and depicts the suffragette at age 50, the age she became president of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies. It is the product of a two year campaign by feminist Caroline Criado Perez, who went for a run through Parliament Square on International Women’s Day and noticed that all of the statues were men.

Millicent Fawcett

The statue joins the 11 others in Parliament Square, all of which are men.

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