WG3: Member Rose McCarthy raises awareness of Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary movement

Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary

Member Rose McCarthy is the UK lead of the Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary movement.

The organisation has several aims are centreed around support in pregnancy for refugees or those seeking asylum.

These aims are:

  • To ensure asylum seeking and refugee women’s voices are heard and considered when discussing the development of maternity related services and support groups.
  • To develop maternity services and support groups that are welcoming and inclusive for pregnant asylum seeking and refugee women and are designed to meet their specific health and social care needs.
  • To help asylum seeking and refugee women overcome the barriers they experience when accessing maternity services, understanding their choices and attending for care in a timely manner.
  • To develop a supportive community for asylum seeking and refugee women, including a forum for sharing relevant resources.

Read more on the organisation’s website.

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