Hundreds of mummies descended on Belfast, London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle and Manchester at Hallowe’en – but it wasn’t the bandage-wrapped Army of the Dead that you might expect. These were regular mummies, mums, moms and mamas, marching for better parental rights and affordable childcare.
Women’s Aid popped down to the Belfast rally to support the marching mummies at City Hall. The event included speeches from women’s organisations, mental health experts, Unions, and the Lord Mayor of Belfast Nuala McAllister.
Check out our pics from the day, and some inspirational quotes to get you fired up for maternity rights!
We are fighting a system of discrimination that makes it hard for women to participate fully in society because we are carers.
We have to stick together us mothers and working mothers
Lord Mayor of Belfast Nuala McAllister
The government needs to understand that if they value work they need to value care.
Mothers matter as citizens and human beings.Professor Siobhan O’Neill
“Mummies are the most important part of this society because without mummies there would be no future.Patricia McKeown