The first-ever statue of a woman in Parliament Square is being unveiled next Tuesday.

Millicent Fawcett, suffragist and human rights campaigner, has been captured forever in a sculpture by artist Gillian Wearing OBE.

The campaigner is envisioned holding a sign that reads: ‘courage calls to courage everywhere’, from her speech following the death of Emily Davison at The Epsom Derby in 1913.

As a suffragist, not a suffragette, Fawcett was against law-breaking, fearing it would alienate politicians, focusing instead on debate and campaigning.

Other campaigns Millicent supported were the criminalising of incest and cruelty to children within the family and repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts, which punished prostitutes who passed infections to clients.

You can attend for free, on Tuesday, April 24, from 10.45am.

London Assembly said: “We’re proud to invite you to the historic unveiling of one of the most significant statues of our time – suffragist, Millicent Fawcett.

“Hers will be the first ever statue of a woman in Parliament Square, and the first ever statue there to be created by a woman artist, Gillian Wearing OBE.

“This year marks a century since the start of women’s suffrage in the UK - one of our country’s most pivotal moments – and our mission now is to ensure that we can begin the centenary celebrations with the unveiling of this landmark piece. “