Pregnant Then Screwed protects, supports and promotes the rights of pregnant women and parents who suffer the effects of systemic, cultural, and institutional discrimination for daring to procreare.
We run: A free legal advice service, a mentor scheme that supports women who are considering legal action against their employer, a free flexible working helpline, a forum for working parents and a website where women post their stories of discrimination anonymously. We lobby the Government for legislative change through protests and campaigning and we run events which help parents understand their legal rights and find work that works for them.
More recently we have been working closely with companies to help them understand the reasons for looking after pregnant women and parents in their workplace.
There is so much more to do and our important work needs your support if we are to continue to grow and effect change. In the next 12 months we will:
- Host two major festivals in London and Manchester
- Support in the region of 1000 pregnant women and new parents who are experiencing discrimination
- Take our Give Me Six campaign to Parliament to ask that the Government extend the time limit to raise a tribunal claim to at least 6 months
- Work closely with Parental Pay Equality and Tracy Brabin MP on the campaign to give both parents access to shared parental pay.
- Develop two new campaigns which support parents from lower income households
- Create new opportunties to reach minorty and ethnic groups and parents who have a disability as well as parents with a disabled child
- Evaluate the work we are doing more closely to better understand what we can do to improve our service
- Take our work to a global audience
Running our day to day activities without special projects currently costs £3,550 per month