London 'March of the Mummies'
Pregnant Then Screwed will be marching to Westminster from Trafalgar Square this Halloween (Tuesday 31st October 2017 from 12pm) in a protest named ‘March of the Mummies’. Together with Working Families, The Lullaby Trust, Yess Law, the Organise Platform, Parental Pay Equality and Bristol Women’s Voice the marchseeks to highlight the issue of maternity discrimination which haunts 77 per cent of new mums, and pushes one in nine pregnant women out of their job (EHRC, 2016).
The protest will happen at the same time as its sister marches in Glasgow, Cardiff. Manchester, Newcastle and Belfast.
Timings are as follows:
12:00 - Gather at North Terrace at Trafalgar Square for welcome from Pregnant Then Screwed founder, Joeli Brearley.
12:10 - March Commences.
12:40 - March arrives at Parliament Square, and rally commences with introduction from Joeli.
12:50 - Caroline Lucas MP to speak.
13:00 - Helen Skelton to speak.
13:10 - Sophie Walker to speak.
13:20 - Anna Whitehouse to speak.
13:30 - Ivana Bartoletti to speak.
13:40 - Manjinder Virk to speak and to present the five demands to MPs.
13:50 - END.