A new Irish legislation for mandatory inquests into maternal deaths
“Remaking the Fabric of Care”

25.01.23

A new Act, the Coroners (Amendment) 2019 Act, was passed in full and enacted at the beginning of 2020. This law makes reporting and inquests into all maternal deaths mandatory. It also allows Coroners [...]

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Ensure Universal Access to Maternal healthcare in the European Union

18.12.22

The European Child Guarantee and universal maternal healthcare in Europe: the essential role of maternal health in the first 1000 days of child development [...]

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MMM seeks academic partner for new EU Survey

06.12.22

We are searching for an academic partner for an EU survey on issues concerning mothers to be used as a lever for change. [...]

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Peripartum mental health issues must be better recognized and addressed

26.08.22

UN Geneva - Answering to a call for input on a draft joint OHCHR/WHO Guidance note on mental health, human rights and legislation, MMM called for a specific focus on maternal mental health, highlighti [...]

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Climate Change impacts mothers’ unpaid care work

03.07.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Responding to a call for input by the UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change, MMM highlights the specific impacts of climate change – notably in terms of loss and  [...]

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Non-take up of social protection benefits: what it means for mothers

01.07.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM welcomes the call by the Special Rapporteur on Poverty to address non take-up of social protection benefits, providing avenues for reflection in the case of mothe [...]

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Racism surrounding childbirth

18.06.22

UN Geneva - On the occasion of a consultation on Racism and the Right to Health, MMM denounces the systemic racism against mothers in childbirth, prevalent in developed countries, with two key indicat [...]

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Mothers’ Mental Load: The Unpaid (and Unrecognized) Cognitive and Emotional Labour

15.05.22

MMM is delighted to publish a report written by Emma Levrau, a student in Global Health and Social Justice (Master of Science) at Kings College London on the unpaid and invisible cognitive and emotion [...]

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An almost Perfect Mother – New Podcast series with Isabelle Roskam

26.04.22

We are delighted to be launching our new podcast series An almost Perfect Mother featuring Isabelle Roskam, professor of development and parenting psychology at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Isa [...]

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Covid-19 increased poverty and anxiety among mothers

18.02.22

UN New York, Commission on Social Development - In its oral statement MMM spotlights the particular impact of Covid-19 on mothers, highlighting how the increase in their unpaid work, along with job lo [...]

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

EU Directive on Pay Transparency

07.02.23

MMM welcomes a new political decision by the European Parliament and the European Council taken in December 2022, regarding pay transparency measures.

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Leave no single mother Behind: solutions from across the world

05.02.23

UN New York, CSocD61 - The virtual event we are organizing as part of the 2023 UN Commission on Social Development will draw attention to the specificity of the situation of single parents, in particular single

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A new Irish legislation for mandatory inquests into maternal deaths
“Remaking the Fabric of Care”

25.01.23

A new Act, the Coroners (Amendment) 2019 Act, was passed in full and enacted at the beginning of 2020. This law makes reporting and inquests into all maternal deaths mandatory. It also allows Coroners to go bey

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For mothers to access decent work we must recognize and redistribute unpaid care work

03.01.23

UN New York, Commission on Social Development (CSoCD61) - In our written statement submitted ahead of this year's Commission, MMM points to the inequitable distribution of unpaid family care work as the root ca

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Ensure Universal Access to Maternal healthcare in the European Union

18.12.22

The European Child Guarantee and universal maternal healthcare in Europe: the essential role of maternal health in the first 1000 days of child development

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Single Mothers within the European Union

14.12.22

Despite the growing number of families headed by a single parent, single parents remain one of the most vulnerable groups when it comes to poverty, housing and energy deficits, and health challenges.

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