The Global Women’s Strike will be supporting The Mothers Manifesto protest calling for action on food insecurity outside Parliament on Wednesday 13 September from 11am-4pm. They wrote the following email about the protest. We hope you can join us.
We know the situation for many women here in the UK, one of the richest nations in the world, is devastating – with so many having to miss meals, not having enough food for themselves or their children or unable to pay their bills, this is leaving many in incredibly insecure situations. This is not good enough and we are calling for change.
Globally the situation is even worse. With three million children dying every year – that’s one child every 11 seconds. Having lost my own child I know how totally devastating this is. The United Nations have said there is enough food, enough resources for everyone so why is this happening? This is an issue of distribution and a political choice. We will not stand by while children die and people suffer needlessly.
Please join us as a call to action. Bring your stories and we will hold and support one another. Together as mothers we are so strong and we can make a difference.
We are meeting outside Parliament 11-4pm on the 13th September, next Wednesday, do join us.
Some will be holding a 24hr food/ hunger strike, a powerful action which brings attention to the reality of many. We do this in solidarity with all the mothers who do not have enough, who cannot feed themselves or their children.
We look forward to meeting you. Link to our website https://www.mothermanifesto.com/ where you will find our Manifesto for Change including our demands.