Many of the individuals we support at Amma face significant structural and healthcare inequalities. We seek to tackle these disparities through advocacy and research. 

Experts by Experience Group

This group of individuals, comprised of individuals who were previously supported by Amma, plays a crucial role in shaping our advocacy and research priorities. Their insights and lived experiences inform strategic decisions, ensuring our initiatives are grounded in real-world perspectives and address the most pressing issues faced by our clients.

Research & Reports 

We have contributed to reports by the Scottish Children and Young People’s Commissioner on the use of hotel accommodation for children and families, and an investigation into children’s rights violations occurring within a Home Office-run mother & baby unit in Glasgow.

We have also worked alongside Durham University’s Infancy & Sleep Centre to explore the challenges faced by new mothers in temporary asylum accommodation, and collaborated with the University of Edinburgh on a breastfeeding research project. 

In March 2024, we released our ‘Birth Outcomes & Experiences Report‘, spotlighting the disparities in perinatal care experienced by our clients. 

Policy Work

We are actively engaged in several projects with the aim of improving policies and systems that impact the pregnancy, birth, and parenting experiences of individuals from migrant backgrounds and other underserved groups. This includes collaboration with Public Health Scotland, Scottish Children and Young People’s Commissioner, and the Scottish Poverty & Inequality Commission. 

If you are interested in partnering with Amma, please reach out - we're always happy to discuss potential research and advocacy collaborations.

Relevant stories

Amma’s Response to the Illegal Migration Bill

Yesterday, the government’s cruel and unworkable Illegal Migration Bill passed its third reading in the House of Commons. It will now go to the House of Lords for consideration, where it, if passed, will become law.

The impact of this Bill is truly horrifying. At Amma, we are deeply concerned about the impact it will have on all people seeking safety, but particularly on pregnant women and their children.

Mural celebrates Black motherhood and challenges racial disparities in perinatal care

On November 8, a mural exploring Black motherhood was unveiled outside the Princess Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow. This mural is a public declaration of a commitment to racial equality and justice, and an invitation to continue to hold this hospital and others like it to account — to co-create a maternity system where everyone receives not just adequate care, but excellent care.