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

When the World Changes

03.04.20

In just a few short weeks, our daily life as we know it has been turned upside down, changing everything.

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A conversation with Passy Mubalama

18.03.20

UN New York - On the occasion of CSW64, the NGO Committee on the Status of Women New York sought nominations for its Women of Distinction Awards. Ms. Passy MUBALAMA, Founder and Executive Director of AIDPROFEN

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Portrait of a (working) mother exhibition comes to Zurich

09.03.20

International Women's Day - After Geneva and other venues, the exhibition came to the ETH Zurich, Switzerland's most prestigious engineering university.

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Unpaid care is work

08.03.20

International Women's Day - 'Time to Care’, the Oxfam report released earlier this year, put the spotlight on the link between global inequalities and an issue at the core of our work: unpaid care work. We sa

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Mother’s health and socio-economic circumstances greatly impact child development

06.03.20

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM drew attention to the impact that a mother’s own mental health and socio-economic status, including her level of education, can have on her children's mental health and t

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Single mothers disproportionately affected by lack of adequate housing

05.03.20

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM contributed to the discussion on the right to adequate housing by highlighting the economic hardships of single mothers, the difficulties and discriminations they face in a

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