The Importance of Women in Peace Processes

When women lead and participate at the negotiating table, peace lasts longer.

#MothersforBetter #Mothers4Peace

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

A mother’s call for an end to disability by proxy

14.10.19

Our network member Laura Julia Fiquet, founder and president of Union des Mamans d'Enfants Handicapés - UMEH  participated in a recent EU fact-finding workshop on children with disabilities. Held in Buchare

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Supporting maternal health through the Riseup-PPD EU COST ACTION

14.10.19

Make Mothers Matter is proud to be part of the EU research network on Peripartum Depression Disorder where we are co-leading a working group on “Inclusiveness, Dissemination and Public Engagement”. This Cos

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Combining family support and parenting policies across the EU; recognising the specificity of cultural and family context.

14.10.19

MMM is part of a Pan-European Family Support Network The main aim and objective of the Action is to build collaborative pathways between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, children, families, public and

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With ESPERAS, MMM Belgium and its partners highlight the work of women building sustainable peace in their communities – 3 countries, 3 films

12.10.19

Brussels – Esperas witnessed a great result from its 1st peace project involving 3 documentary films filmed in 3 countries with Belgium Television broadcasting them this month. The films highlight the actions

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Supporting parents and families essential to the realization of children rights

02.10.19

UN Geneva - Make Mothers Matter seized the occasion of the 2019 Social Forum to remind Member States that promoting and protecting the rights of children and youth through education - the theme of the Forum - a

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CIRC4Life calls for your input on Consumer Surveys

17.09.19

As part of #Circ4life, an EU Horizon 2020 Research Project, MMM is embarking on two new consumer surveys. The aim is to involve end-users in the creation and design of new business models based on the circular

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