at the side-event that Make Mothers Matter and its partners will hold on 18 February at the UN headquarters in New York on the margins of the 58th UN Commission on Social Development
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
They often face discriminations linked to motherhood and poverty…
But without mothers,
They are at the heart of Early Childhood Development and family health issues…
But maternal health, a global health indicator, still remains a challenge
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.
They advocate to bring a “mother's” perspective to discussions at international level
For the development and implementation of policies that support mothers and families
For the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals - with and for mothers
To promote and support the essential role of mothers for Education and Peace
only of mothers worldwide have access to paid maternity leave
mothers still die each year in childbirth or in relation to pregnancy
UN New York, Commission on Social Development - to raise awareness of the specific vulnerability of single mothers in relation to homelessness and its impact on children.
UN New York, CSW64 - In a statement submitted ahead of the 64th Commission on the Status of Women, MMM highlights the specific perspectives of women in their role as mothers, and calls for policies that address