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!

Women’s Sector Lobbyist Kellie Turtle with Belfast organiser Collette Cassin
“We are fighting a system of discrimination that makes it hard for women to participate fully in society because we are carers.” – Kellie Turtle


Head of UNISON NI Patricia McKeown