Mothers are at the center of Early Childhood Development – But need recognition and support

23.05.18

UN Geneva / World Health Assembly - In a side-event on Early Childhood Development, Make Mothers Matter highlighted some of the challenges that mothers face to ensure that their child develops to thei [...]

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Every Child ALIVE Campaign

01.03.18

UN News - UNICEF launched the Every Child ALIVE campaign, an urgent appeal to fulfill the promise to keep every child alive. [...]

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Challenges and opportunities for mothers in rural areas

26.01.18

UN New York / 62nd Commission on the Status of Women - Supporting mothers living in rural areas offers the potential for important changes in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda. [...]

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Empowering mothers: a key strategy to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development

20.11.17

New York, UN Commission for Social Development – In a written Statement, MMM promotes mothers as key levers of change and an untapped resource to eradicate poverty. [...]

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Maternal mental health impacts early childhood development

06.06.17

UN Geneva / Human Rights Council - MMM calls on Governments to recognize and address maternal mental health difficulties, and to invest in parenting support and early childhood education and care, so  [...]

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MMM calls for investing in Early Childhood Development to fight poverty

10.05.17

UN New York - In a written statement to ECOSOC, MMM draws attention to the scientific, economic and social cases for supporting maternal physical and mental health, Early Parenting and Early Childhood [...]

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The untapped potential of mothers in health and policy: Conference report

24.04.16

Make Mothers Matter celebrated International Women's Day by organising an International Conference on "Mothers and Health" on 7-8 March 2016 at the European Economic and Social Committee. [...]

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CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

07.03.16

Welcome (in French) AIMS Ireland AJAD DORIAN-MMMEurope ECOG Enfance Sans Drogue Fabuleuses au Foyer Mama Café Marleen Temmerman Memisa MMM Conference UNICEF Mothers2Mothers OMAEP OTITSARA RRF Vivons [...]

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DORIAN project results

17.02.15

Targeted strategies must be urgently developed to prevent obesity in women of child-bearing age. The Developmental ORIgins of healthy and unhealthy AgeiNg: the role of maternal obesity (DORIAN) consor [...]

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

Widowed mothers: MMM calls for addressing the distinct challenges they face

20.06.24

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM was invited to contribute to a side-event organised by Widows Rights International to discuss the unique challenges faced by widows who are mothers, while continuing to sho

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MMM teams push for strengthening the right to education

19.06.24

UN Geneva – A resolution aimed at strengthening the right to education in international legal instruments will be negotiated during the 56th session of the Human Rights Council, which began on 18 June. This r

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A new social contract cannot ignore care

16.06.24

UN Geneva, 112th International Labour Conference (ILC) – MMM contributed to the discussion on the International Labour Organisation Director General’s report calling for a new social contract.

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What mothers need from a care economy

16.06.24

UN Geneva – A general discussion on decent work and the care economy was on the agenda of the 112th International Labour Conference (ILC), which took place over the past two weeks. MMM was there, providing in

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Addressing crises through a ‘Care lens’

10.06.24

UN New York – MMM's written statement, which was submitted ahead of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), sheds light on the impact of the different crises we face globally on unpaid care work, which rema

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Reconciling parenthood and work in Belgium – join the public consultation

30.05.24

MMM is proud to announce its support of a new initiative aimed at tackling the vital topic of ‘parenthood and employment’, a critically overlooked, urgent, and complex issue world-wide.

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