Alt text: March of the Mummies logo with a woman in bandages carrying a baby infront of a throng of protesters

March Of The Mummies Protest

What Is March Of The Mummies? 

March Of The Mummies is a national protest to demand Government reform on: childcare, parental leave and flexible working. More than 12,000 parents will march across the country in 11 locations at 11am on Saturday 29th October 2022. As it is Halloween, we are encouraging fancy dress (hence the name – March of the Mummies!)

You can register your interest for your nearest protest or sign up to be a volunteer!

Locations: London, Glasgow, Manchester, Leeds, Belfast, Cardiff, Exeter, Norwich, Bristol, Newcastle and Birmingham

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Has March Of The Mummies Happened Before?

Yes! The first March of the Mummies took place on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at midday in 6 cities across the UK and one city in California. The demonstration demanded recognition, respect and action for working mums and dads.

The main demonstration started on Trafalgar Square and we marched to Parliament Square where we presented MPs with our demands for change.

Sister marches took place in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester. Families dressed up as mummies (the walking dead kind) to represent the archaic legislation that is currently in place, and of course it was Halloween!

Each march was family friendly and although the subject matter is very serious, the marches were fun events with face painters and music

Who Came?

Attendees included celebrities, politicians, influencers and high profile organisations as well as hundreds of people who want to see change. These included:

Helen Skelton (TV presenter), Manjinder Virk (actor and director), Sophie Walker (Leader of the Women’s Equality Party), Leanne Wood (Leader of Plaid Cymru), Ivana Bartoletti (Chair of the Fabien Women’s Network), Caroline Lucas MP, Jess Phillips MP, Afzhal Khan MP, Jo Stevens MP, Alison Thewliss MP, Mike Amesbury MP, Ellie Reeves MP, Kate Green MP, Mother Pukka, Susie Verrill, TobyandRoo, Candice Braithwaite, Alison Perry, Clemmie Telford, Too Much Mothering Information.

The protest also saw support from Keira Knightley, Stacey Solomon, Angela Raynor MP, Clive Lewis MP, Beverly Turner

What Happened After The Protest?

The protest generated a lot of press attention including: BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, The Guardian, Financial Times, BBC, Channel 5 News, Good Morning Britain, 5 Live (breakfast and daily), Vogue, Refinery 29, Elle Magazine, The Pool,  Telegraph (3 articles including: Everything you need know, I’m marching because and I lost my job), Manchester Evening News, I News, Sluggertoole, Families online, The Journal, Newsflare, Huffington Post, Window to the Womb, BBC Radio Wales, Cavospedia, Narc Magazine, Honest Mum, Global Radio North East, Metro Radio, BBC Radio Newcastle, Chronicle, Clyde News, International Business Times, Evening Times, Birth and Baby Network, Good to Know, North East Connected, Slick Mummy, View Digital, Morning Star,

Globally, Pregnant Then Screwed was mentioned in 138 articles on the day of the march.

There were 1035 Instagram posts about March of the Mummies and the hashtag #marchofthemummies was trending on twitter.

The next day…  March of the Mummies was raised as a direct question to Theresa May in Prime Minister’s Questions. She was asked if she had our demands and what she plans to do about the inaccessibility of shared parental leave.

Image description: Joeli Brearely addressing a crowd at the March of the Mummy protest

Image description: Women marching in the March of the Mummies protest

Image description: Woman with her baby at the March of the Mummies Protest 2017 with facepaints on holding a placard

Alt text: protesters dressed in spooky costumes and placards at the March of the Mummies protests



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