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 Institutions

They advocate to bring a “mother” 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

21 September 2018 International Day of Peace – Parents have a key role to play for world Peace!

18.09.18

Mothers are at the heart of a culture of peace. Together with fathers, they are the primary caregivers and educators of children, and they can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and sustainable peace –

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Portrait of a (working) mother

01.09.18

UN Geneva - MMM is delighted to support a photo exhibition illustrating mothers' challenges and choices (or lack of it) in combining professional work and family.

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Mothers’ Rights are Human Rights – MMM at the 38th Human Rights Council

07.07.18

UN Geneva / HRC - Through oral Statements, MMM brought the perspective of mothers to the discussions on several issues, including the return of migrants to their home country, engaging men and boys for Gender e

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Human Rights Council Room - HRC38

Empowered mothers can provide the nurturing care which is so important for Early Childhood Development

07.06.18

UN Geneva - In a written Statement ahead of the Human Rights Council, MMM draws attention to the challenges faced by mothers in ensuring the necessary nurturing and caring environment during the critical first

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International Conference #Mothers4Peace – Report, presentations et resources

07.06.18

Mothers at the heart of change for a culture of peace - at family, community, national and international levels.

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ILO’s push for gender equality at work is welcome but will require action beyond Labour sector

04.06.18

UN Geneva / International Labour Conference - MMM oral intervention commends the International Labour's Organisation's Women at Work Initiative and its new "push for equality". It also reaffirms the urgent need

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