#IWD2021


This International Women's Day
Let's dare to use the word 'mother'

Why Mothers?

We believe in the power of mothers to make the world a better place. We advocate for their recognition and support as changemakers. We amplify their voice at the highest level: the EU, UNESCO and the UN

Advancing their skills and recognizing their responsibility as the first educators of their children are key levers for change.

What we do:
Advocacy and grass roots mobilisation
with 3 main focus areas - all underpinned by education

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

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

The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan: steady progress for unpaid care work

14.04.21

The pandemic has shed light on the most valuable, yet invisible and undervalued work: care work. Without it, our societies would grind to a halt. It is carers all over the world who have been at the forefront o

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Mothers are more likely to be at risk of poverty in old age

04.04.21

UN Geneva - In its response to the Human Rights of Older Women consultation, MMM identifies the inequitable M-F division of unpaid family caregiving duties as a root cause of the M-F pension gap.

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No country can get ahead without the right to education for all

02.04.21

UN Geneva, HRC46 - This was the core message delivered at the UN Human Rights Council by Rahela Sidiqi, founder & Director of the Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women's Education, an MMM associate member.

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Single and isolated Mothers: The Journey of the Fighters

30.03.21

This recent report on NCI, a new Cote d’Ivoire television channel, highlights the plight of single African mothers, who battle through life with an almost incomprehensible resilience and fortitude in the face

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MMM reaffirms: caring for a child is work, an absolute necessity, resource and investment

29.03.21

UN New York, CSW65 - In her intervention at a parallel event to the 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women organized by OMEP, MMM President Anne-Claire de Liedekerke also drew attention to the price mothers

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EDO Group working with vulnerable mothers in La Guajira, Columbia

25.03.21

MMM associate member EDO Group sets up monitoring centre for research into social fragility of mothers.

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