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

Work-Life balance : finally an agreement improving legislation.

24.01.19

Make Mothers Matter welcomes the political agreement reached between the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission on the new directive on work-life balance for parents and caregivers.

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Let’s unite in solidarity!

18.12.18

Mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers, let’s unite in solidarity! During the Holiday Season, MMM member associations are mobilised. Let’s support their actions with generosity! Happy Holidays to all!

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Viallaite: a little step… but a huge impact, or how to improve nutrition and reduce infant mortality

15.12.18

Viallaite, an association active in Cameroon, joins the MMM network. Its objective is to encourage breastfeeding and healthy nutrition, to guarantee good health for both mother and baby.

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Stop Sexual Violence Against Women – And restore their dignity

14.12.18

This is the leitmotif of Mamas for Africa, a new member association of Make Mothers Matter, active in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Statement on the Work-life balance Directive proposal negotiations: A swift agreement is needed more than ever

03.12.18

Today, a trialogue meeting among the Council of the EU, Parliament, and Commission to reach a common text on the EU Work-Life Balance Directive proposal is taking place.

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Civil Society Joint Statement: Time to stop obstetric violence

25.11.18

Brussels, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - Mothers need positive pregnancy and birth experiences, as well as respectful maternity care. Worldwide, laws and practice still do not

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