25/10/2018 - Pregnant Then Screwed
On Thursday 25th October, campaign groups, Pregnant Then Screwed and Parental Pay Equality, are running an event to encourage more mums to kick
On Thursday 25th October, campaign groups, Pregnant Then Screwed and Parental Pay Equality, are running an event to encourage more mums to kick start a career in Politics.
Following Jo Swinson MP being subjected to maternity discrimination by our own Government we want to encourage and support more mums to have a political career. Only 32% of MPs are women and 45% of women MPs have no children, compared to 28% of male MPs and compared to 20% of the overall population. The most senior women in politics do not have children – Theresa May, Nicola Sturgeon.
We will discuss the specific challenges mothers encounter, why it is important we have more mums in Westminster, how to make your voice heard, how to overcome the various barriers, and we will demystify the process. The event will be non-partisan. We will also talk through the lifecycle of a successful campaign, using Parental Pay Equality as an example.
Speakers will include:
Tracy Brabin MP, Shadow Minister for Early Years, Labour Party
Amelia Womak, Deputy Leader of the Green Party
Baroness Sal Brinton, President of the Liberal Democrats
Rezina Chowdhury, Labour Councillor for Lambeth
Sophie Walker, Leader of the Women’s Equality Party
Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP
Frances Scott, Founder of 50:50 Parliament
Olga Fitzroy, Founder of Parental Pay Equality
Joeli Brearley, Founder of Pregnant Then Screwed
Aceil Haddad, Pregnant Then Screwed
Conservative MP still to be confirmed
Spoken word artist, Amber Rose, will be reading some of her hard hitting poetry. Amber is a Brighton based single mum who is passionate about mental health, motherhood and healing from abusive relationships.
Tickets are free, but if you can afford it there is a suggested donation of £15
Accessibility: Venue is fully accessible
Children: Children and babies are very welcome to the event, though there aren’t any childcare facilities.
Drinks (alcoholic and non alcoholic) will be available as well as some crisps and nuts.
(Thursday) 18:00 - 21:30
80 Victoria Street, SW1E5JS