Advocacy

Not in our name: a joint statement on the Borders Bill

In Scotland we have a proud history of protest, of raising our voices against the injustices that blight our society and speaking truth to power.

We – the undersigned – are proud to work in a country that values compassion and fairness. Though across our communities and sectors we work to achieve different things, today we are united in our opposition to the UK Government’s Nationality and Borders Bill.

What the inhumane ‘New Plan for Immigration’ means for asylum seekers

On March 24, Home Secretary Priti Patel unveiled the government’s ‘New Plan for Immigration’ policy paper. It proposes that only people arriving to the UK through official routes, like resettlement schemes, will be permitted to settle in the UK permanently. If put into place, this policy would deny refugee status to anyone who passes through …

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Black mothers matter: How racism is endangering Black mothers’ lives

In December 2020, MBRRACE-UK released its Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report which showed that Black and Black British, and Asian and Asian British babies are up to twice as likely to be stillborn or die neonatally. Then, in January, the latest ‘Saving Lives, Improving Mothers’ Care’ report was released, highlighting that Black birthing people are four …

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Why Women’s Day Matters

This post was written by guest contributor, Emma Simpson. Emma is an Amma trustee who is passionate about the intersection of vulnerabilities that create challenges for women and other pregnant people. No one’s life on this planet can be separated from the lives and experiences of women. While you may not have been raised by …

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