Glasgow has been home to an increasing number of asylum seekers since it became one of the main UK dispersal cities. The already challenging situation asylum seeking women face can become particularly difficult if they are pregnant. For many women, as well as not having access to a supporting network of family and friends, there is the added challenge of having to confront an unfamiliar system in a language they often cannot understand or speak.
A commission by British Red Cross to launch ‘A Healthy Start’ campaign that documented the experiences of pregnant refugee and asylum seeking women in Scotland. Short social media film clips were created using real stories, actors voiceover and still photographs.