Our Guiding Principles

Our guiding principles

Solidarity We show active solidarity with marginalised migrant women through recognising that, though our struggles are not the same struggles, we share the same hope for the future. Through our commitment, work and compassion we meet the diverse needs of those we serve.

Radical Nurturing Our trauma-informed practice is built on the fundamental belief that all mothers-to-be need compassion, support, care, and space leading up to the birth of their children. It is our belief that women have the right to be supported through their pregnancy and beyond in order to harness their power and to give birth safely, in spite of political barriers.

Reinforcing Resilience Despite the serious challenges that mamas face, women often exhibit tremendous strength and resilience. Mamas accessing our service come from incredibly diverse cultural backgrounds which hold knowledge of valuable birthing practices. We honour their rich lived experiences, culture and knowledge and promote this in the work we do.

Cultivating Community Project MAMA is informed by the community it serves. Connecting women in a safe space allows for peer support and supportive friendships to thrive. It supports the building of an interdependent community where bonds are made through the shared experience of being and becoming mothers.

Championing Cultural Safety We practice in a way that promotes shared respect and a women’s unique identity, with a focus on trust, transparency and what they need to feel both emotionally and physically safe. We examine our own cultural identities and attitudes and are open-minded and flexible in our attitudes towards all people.

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