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Women's rights author reveals all

An influential author and activist revealed the damaging impact the pandemic has had on women’s rights in an interview for International Women’s Day.

Published on 08 Mar 2021
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Joeli Brearley, the founder of campaign organisation Pregnant Then Screwed, spoke in-detail about her fight, the current challenges faced and what lies ahead in an exclusive interview with the university’s Gender Forum.

The hour-long screening will premiere on YouTube on Monday 8 March at 16:00 and can be watched below.

Joeli is a northern activist and mother who founded Pregnant Then Screwed after being sacked when she was four months pregnant. She writes for the Telegraph and the Independent and speaks about the motherhood penalty all over the world.

She has made it her life's mission to end pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

Joeli Brearley from 'Pregnant Then Screwed' with Leeds Beckett University Gender Equality Forum