The activity of feminist organisations in the twentieth century has transformed the way we understand the world, and the way we relate to each other.
The suffrage campaign's fight for the right of women to vote was fuelled by optimism that by gaining political representation and entering the institutions of political power, women could achieve equality. In the 70s the Women's Liberation Movement inspected things closer to home. With the slogan, ‘the personal is political' it declared that politics is not just practiced in parliament, but also in the bedroom. What marked both movements was a shared conviction that change could be achieved through women's collective action.
But in the 21 st century are women disillusioned with organised politics? Young women are amongst the section of society least likely to vote and women are unlikely to join political parties. Is there anything for women left to fight for?