If we fight for what matters to mothers and families in Europe… Europe acts.

Watch our behind-the-scenes video capturing the demands of MEPs for a better future Europe for families.

Why Mothers?

Advancing their skills and recognizing their responsibility as the first educators of their children are key levers for change.

What we do:
Advocacy work and mobilisation on the ground, with 3 main focus areas

Mothers & the Economy

They often face discriminations linked to motherhood and poverty…

But without mothers,
what economy?

Mothers & Health

They are at the heart of Early Childhood Development and family health issues…

But maternal health, a global health indicator, still remains a challenge

Mothers & Peace

They are the first victims of violence and armed conflicts…

But mothers also have the power to build bridges, mobilise and educate to the values of peace.

MMM Delegations to International Organisations

They advocate to bring a “mother's” perspective to discussions at international level

#LeaveNoMotherBehind
#Mothers4Change

European Union

For the development and implementation of policies that support mothers and families

United Nations

For the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals - with and for mothers

UNESCO

To promote and support the essential role of mothers for Education and Peace

Mothers in Figures

28%

only of mothers worldwide have access to paid maternity leave

300 000

mothers still die each year in childbirth or in relation to pregnancy

The MMM Network: National MMM and Member Associations

National MMM associations advocate for mothers, develop partnerships and activities to benefit mothers in their country

Make Mothers Matter federates over 40 grassroots organisations around the world which operate with and for mothers

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

An agreement finally reached by the Council of the EU on the work-life balance directive

23.06.19

After 2 years of intense negotiations among the EU institutions, on June 13th 2019 the Council of the EU Ministers adopted a Directive on work-life balance for parents and caregivers with a large majority in fa

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Empowering Mothers for achieving the SDGs

20.06.19

UN New York, HLPF 2019 - We at MMM are convinced that empowering mothers can have a wide-ranging positive impact for the realization of many if not all the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This was the key

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MMM highlights persisting gender inequalities at EU levels

20.06.19

On the 31st of May 2019, the EU Delegation of Make Mothers Matter responded to the European Commission’s public consultation on the current EU strategic framework for gender equality (2016-19) and submitted a

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The world of work must adapt to people and families, not the other way around

16.06.19

UN Geneva, International Labour Conference - MMM joins the ILO's call for a push for gender equality, and more investment in human capital We also call for a paradigm shift to put people and the planet at the c

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Peace begins at home

16.06.19

We are proud to share the story of our UN Intern in Geneva Chiara Dedeken, who has just won an essay contest on the topic of "Enhancing the role of women in peace and security", organized by Leiden University a

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MMM supports civil society call for swift transposition of EU Work-Life Balance Directive

12.06.19

In a joint letter to the EPSCO Council who will be meeting on June 13th, a Coalition of European NGO networks are urging national governments to move towards a swift transposition of the EU Work-Life Balance Di

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