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Every Period Counts – Period Parade

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Every Period Counts – Period Parade



Read our blog about the Period Parade

Read about some of the new research behind the Every Period Counts Campaign

Support the campaign by writing to your MP

Join the Period Parade in Westminster this Global Menstrual Health Day 


This 28th May, the Every Period Counts campaign is heading to Westminster to celebrate the great work being done by young activists and allied organisations across the UK to combat period inequality and shame, and to take the period stories you’ve all shared about managing periods in school and college directly to the heart of government to push for change.

So get your period themed costume together, join us, and Shift the Shame!


When: Sunday 28th May 2-4pm

Where: Meeting at the Southbank Centre, by the riverside underneath the Hungerford Bridge (click here for location) at 2pm. Parade starts at 3pm, please see route below.

Need help with travel? We’re putting on free coaches from Cardiff & Sheffield. Help is available to cover travel costs from other UK locations too. Please see below for more information.

Event Info & Timeline


2-3pm – Meeting outside the Southbank Centre to hear from:

  • Nadia Whittome, the UK’s youngest MP and social justice campaigner
  • Lesley Reagan, the UK government’s Women’s Health ambassador
  • Bethan Walters, UN Women UK Delegate for CSW67 2023, lobbying the UN for menstrual health and rights
  • Paula Sheriff- former MP and Tampon Tax Campaigner
  • Youth activists including Tilly Fenton, Sabiha Ali and Power Over Periods
  • some of the great period equality charities and campaigners supporting the campaign including Bloody Good Period, Freedom for Girls, Laura Coryton from Sex Ed Matters & Stop Taxing Periods, and Neelam Heera from Cysters

3pm-4pm – We’ll parade from the Southbank Centre down to Westminster Bridge, across to Parliament Square, and up Whitehall to Downing Street, where we’ll deliver the stories shared as part of the campaign and the parade will end. If you’re travelling on one of our chartered coaches, we’ll head back to the Southbank Centre together for a 5pm departure – otherwise you’re free to make your own way home or elsewhere.

Parade Route


Facilities – Publicly accessible toilets are available at various venues in the Southbank Centre, including accessible toilets on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall & public toilets are available in Parliament square in the subway under Parliament Street.



We’ve organised for free coaches to take people to London and back on the day from Sheffield & Cardiff.

Sheffield – Departing from Castle Street, Sheffield City Centre at 9:20am, return journey leaves the Southbank Centre at 5pm, arriving back in Sheffield at approximately 8:30pm

Cardiff – Departing from Cardiff Central Railway Station at 9:45am, return journey leaves the Southbank Centre at 5pm, arriving back in Cardiff at approximately 8:30pm

Support is available for those coming from other locations, and also for those who can’t afford to pay a subsidised rate. Please contact us or email [email protected] to apply.

Sheffield coach now fully booked – please email periodpar[email protected] if you’d like to be put on a waiting list


Location: Westminster
Date: May 28, 2023
Duration: 1 Day