NEW FILM: Giving birth in a hostile environment - women seeking asylum, safety and their basic human rights tell their stories of giving birth alone and afraid in a hostile environment.Read More
A free photography exhibition, previously on display at Glastonbury Festival, opens in Hull this Saturday 18 November. Spaces of Sanctuary depicts the extraordinary experiences of migrant mothers in the UK.Read More
White Ribbon Alliance in conjunction with Refugee Council, Maternity Stream, City of Sanctuary, British Red Cross and Creative and Cultural presents SPACES OF SANCTUARY: 18th November—26th November 2017, Hull International Photography Festival, Creative and Cultural Space 1, Princes Quay Shopping CentreRead More
The Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary was started in 2011 by a group of asylum seeking and refugee women who volunteered as Health Befrienders for the Refugee Council in Leeds. They "didn't want other mums to suffer as we had suffered"Read More
Some concessions have now been won under the Immigration Bill including the recent news that the UK will now accept unaccompanied refugee children from within Europe. The last two House of Lords amendments on detention returns to the Commons on Monday 9th May.
Please tweet your MP or phone their office asking for their support on the detention amendments 84 and 85: 28 day judicial oversight and a 72 hour time limit on the detention of pregnant women. These are of vital importance in the light of other aspects of the Immigration Bill which is likely to increase detention.
Join us in taking action to support the cross-party private members bill put forward by Caroline Lucas MP on the NHS which gets its second reading this Friday 11th March. This bill, if enacted, will have a significant impact on women, babies and their families, by reducing the barriers they face in accessing essential health care.Read More
Maternity care in the NHS is chargeable for most women without indefinite leave to remain in the UK, despite evidence that recent migrants face higher risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes than the general population.Read More