Spaces of Sanctuary

18th November—26th November 2017
Hull International Photography Festival
Creative and Cultural Space 1
Princes Quay Shopping Centre
Open Daily from 12 Midday—5pm Monday to Saturday and 12 midday to 4pm on Sundays


White Ribbon Alliance in conjunction with Refugee Council, Maternity Stream, City of Sanctuary, British Red Cross and
Creative and Cultural presents


Spaces of Sanctuary depicts the extraordinary experiences of migrant mothers in the UK. Young, fleeing violence and oppression, far from home, pregnant and alone. The photographs,
by Joanna Vestey, tell of women’s experiences in the UK today and of how we can defend the rights of all women to safe, dignified and respectful maternity care.

Opening plenary: Saturday 18th November, 12:00—14:00
Join us as we open this exhibition with a debate on the Universal Rights of all Women to Maternity Care: confirmed on the panel are Diana Johnson MP, Diane Flores from City of Sanctuary & Rose McCarthy from Refugee Council, moderated by Brigid McConville from White Ribbon Alliance.

Giving Women a Voice— Sunday 19th November 12:00—15:00
This workshop is designed for women to find the confidence to share their birth with sanctuary stories and so add to the evidence for change.

The Way Forward—Sunday 26th November 14:00—16:00
This workshop is for all in the Hull community who would like to continue finding ways forward together.

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Places are limited and admission is ticket only.