What is the March route?

📍St Peter’s Square ➡️📍St Peter’s Square

Alt text: March of the Mummies Manchester March route fromSt Peteres Square to St Peters Square


Will there be toilet access during the March?

The toilets available on the March route are the public toilets managed by the Council. Unfortunately we were not allowed to place extra toilets on the route. You can find toilets along the route using this website, or the Flush app (Android & Apple) .


Will I have access to water?

There won’t be any water provided during the march however, we do recommend you bring a water bottle and if you’re able to, download the app ‘Refill’. This will provide you with locations along the route where you can access water.


How far is the march route?

0.5 miles


What if I need to sit down?

Please bring foldable chairs if you can, unfortunately we don’t have the resources to hire and manage seating areas in all of our locations.


What times do the march and rally start?

At 10.30am, we will gather at St Peter’s Square, then leave at 11am and the rally will commence shortly after we arrive back at St Peters’ Square. We expect the rally to end at 1pm.


Will I be arrested for taking part in a protest?

The policing bill has not been brought into force yet so we are still able to protest freely. March of the Mummies has been agreed with the local council so there is no reason why anyone would be arrested.


Can I bring children? Can men come?

This is a family friendly march. Everyone is welcome.


Will the march still take place if it’s raining?

No matter the weather, we will march. Bring a brolly and sun cream – just in case.


What’s the best way to share this through my personal social media?

Please make sure you’re following Pregnant Then Screwed on social media and tag us in any pictures or videos on the day. You can also use the #MarchOfTheMummies


How can I join in if I can’t attend in person?

We’re asking those who cannot attend in person to post on social media on the day of the protest using the hashtag #MarchOfTheMummies


Can I make a banner?

We would love it if you could create your own banner/placard. Feel free to create your own but if you are looking for ideas, there are lots on our website – just remember this is a family friendly protest. Take a look!


Can I put up posters for my March?

Of course! Download and print your poster here!


What if the march is too long, but I want to attend?

We completely understand that marching is not accessible for everyone, but if you’re up for speeches and good old-fashioned shouting, then please meet us at the rally St Peter’s Square at 12pm!

Anything else I should know?

Please follow the Manchester March page on facebook page for updates, keep an eye on your children if you’re bringing them along (write down your name and number and stick in in their pocket just in case) and if you need anything on the day, or see anything that needs attention, please alert one of our stewards.


See you there!!! 🧟‍♀️🧟‍♂️🧟

Meet our speakers

Terri White

Terri White is a journalist, author, screenwriter, speaker and broadcaster based in Manchester. She is currently a columnist for The Sunday Times and is a writer and critic specialising in film and TV, mental health, VAWG, feminism and class. She has written for titles including The Sunday Times Style, Elle UK, EMPIRE, Marie Claire, Stylist, The Big Issue and The Observer magazine and has written about pregnancy and motherhood for The Guardian, New Statesman, Grazia and British Vogue. With twenty-one years’ experience in magazine publishing prior to this, Terri was most recently Editor-in-Chief of EMPIRE and before that, Editor-in-Chief of Time Out New York. Terri was named Magazine Editor of the Year three times (British Society of Magazine Editors); one of the 150 Female Leaders redefining the creative industries (The Dots) and a Folio Top Woman in US Media. She received the BSME’s lifetime achievement award, the Mark Boxer Award, in 2022 for her contribution to the magazine industry.

Sarah Russell

Sarah Russell is a solicitor at Fox Whitfield solicitors. She is a recognised expert on employment law, and has featured on the BBC News and in print media, talking about discrimination. Sarah has represented a lot of parents who needed help with flexible working applications, discrimination of all kinds, redundancy and unfair dismissal.
Sarah has three daughters, and is also a Labour councillor, school governor, and Vice-Chair of the Board of a large housing association. She is working towards a better world, or at least some more sleep.

Susie Mead

Susie Mead is owner and manager of an Eco childminders and Nursery in Congleton. Susie runs a range of community based activities to give children a safe place to play, healthy meals and learning activities as well as encouraging her community to grow and eat their own food. Susie represents the WEP in Congleton and if passionate about getting families and provides the support with childcare they need. She is also mum to 2 boys.

Helen Bryce

Helen Bryce is a writer, poet and mother of four, from Manchester. Her first book, Motherhood minus the medals, was published earlier this year. She is the founder of Guilty Mothers Club – where she explores navigating feminism as a mother, and also writes a newsletter, Journaling Wild – encouraging women to clear their head and embrace their creativity.


Professor Jill Rubbery

Jill Rubery is a Professor of Comparative Employment Systems, and Executive Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester and the co-lead of the employment action group for GM4women2028. She is an international expert on gender and employment and co-ordinated the European Commission’s expert group on gender and employment from 1991 to 2007 and has worked extensively as consultant for the EU, the ILO and the EHRC on gender issues including issues of employment, pay, working time and welfare state support. She is particularly interested in what happens to gender equality in crises- and has written books on Women and Recession and Women and Austerity.


Katie Mulgrew

Katie is an award winning writer and comedian.
She’s done television warm up for This Time Next Year (ITV) Little Big Shots (ITV) and The 1000k Drop (Channel 4). She was the Voice over for Channel 4’s Can I Improve My Memory? She also co-presented the ITV2 broadcast pilot, Lovefix.
As an actor she’s appeared in Coronation Street (ITV) and got heat stroke wearing an Easter bunny suit in an advert for a supermarket.

Sharon Amesu

Sharon Amesu is a multi award winning Professional Speaker who started her career in Law. She was a Criminal Barrister for 16 years with a successful practice across the Northwest of England. Sharon now runs a Consultancy that supports organisations with Leadership Development and Diversity and Inclusion initiatives. As a Professional Speaker, Sharon is invited to speak to audiences around the Globe on Women in Leadership and Inclusive Leadership.

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