Get involved with #BehindEveryGreatCity

2018 marks the centenary of the first women winning the right to vote in the UK.

Throughout 2018, #BehindEveryGreatCity will celebrate London's role in the women’s suffrage movement, mark the progress that’s been made on women’s equality over the past 100 years and take real action to tackle gender inequality in London.

6 February, 1918 Representation of the People Act

Make a Stand exhibition
A one-day exhibition entitled Make A Stand featuring life-sized images of the 59 campaigners is running on 6 February in Trafalgar Square.

Find out more about the exhibition


Women are behind some of the greatest achievements and discoveries in London, in the past and the present. We want to shine a spotlight on these women and their achievements.

Each week in 2018 the Mayor will be telling the story of one woman from his Instagram account.

You can help too.

100 years on, it's time to commit - watch and share

We're committing - are you?

Step 1.

Get inspired. Watch the video and share it with your friends.

Step 2.

Get involved. Share your commitment on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #BehindEveryGreatCity.

The Mayor's commitment

The Mayor launches the #BehindEveryGreatCity campaign with students from Platanos College in south London

If we’re going to make gender equality a reality in our city, that means making some big commitments to ourselves and to each other.

Here is the Mayor of London’s:

Over the next year, and beyond, I commit to redoubling my efforts to fight for gender equality. And I will be encouraging Londoners to celebrate the women of all ages, ethnicities, faiths and backgrounds that make London the greatest city in the world. 

Sadiq Khan


Read more about the campaign.

#BEGC events

The campaign will include a year-long programme of events from public art displays and exhibitions to the unveiling of the first statue of a women - suffragist leader Millicent Fawcett - in Parliament Square. 

See the full programme of events.