Portrait of a (working) mother

01.09.18

UN Geneva - MMM is delighted to support a photo exhibition illustrating mothers' challenges and choices (or lack of it) in combining professional work and family. [...]

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ILO’s push for gender equality at work is welcome but will require action beyond Labour sector

04.06.18

UN Geneva / International Labour Conference - MMM oral intervention commends the International Labour's Organisation's Women at Work Initiative and its new "push for equality". It also reaffirms the u [...]

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MMM speaker at an event in the European Parliament on work-life balance

22.03.18

The Secretary General of the EU Delegation of MMM has been speaking at an Round Table called “A business commitment for a better Work-Life Balance” on 22 March 2018 hosted by Maria Arena MEP and A [...]

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Joint call from civil society to support the swift progress on Work-Life Balance Directive

07.12.17

Today MMM with 9 other civil society networks and organisations representing millions of children, young people, adults and families across the EU issue a joint statement asking the Council to continu [...]

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A step forward: New work-life balance package to improve the lives of working parents

26.04.17

Brussels - The European Commission has put forward an ambitious and comprehensive proposal on “Work-Life balance for working parents and carers”. [...]

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European Pillar of Social Rights

17.01.17

MMM has joined a group of NGOs to issue a statement calling on MEPs to honour their promises to reconcile work and family life under the "European Pillar of Social Rights" [...]

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Awaj: to ensure the welfare of women in a safe and correct working environment.

15.06.16

A new member of MMM in Bangladesh, the Awaj Foundation has the aim of strengthening the competences of women workers in the textile industry notably in financial literacy and leadership. [...]

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European consultation on work-life balance

17.02.16

MMM asks to include the "right to request": the right to ask for an adjustment of working conditions. [...]

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Make Mothers Matter in the European Parliament #theFinalPush

06.05.15

MMM has brought together a group of mothers with babies and pregnant women in the European Parliament as part of our campaign to encourage a review of the Maternity Leave Directive. [...]

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Family Platform

10.04.11

MMM has been a partner in a project initiated by the Research DG of the European Commission. Its aim was to make an up-to-date inventory and evaluation of family research in the 27 member states. [...]

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

Empowering mothers to mitigate and adapt to climate change

27.10.21

UN New York / CSW – In its written statement to the 66th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), MMM brings focus on the specific impacts that climate change has on women as mothers, and

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Women’s Rights & Children’s Rights – developing synergies, minimizing tensions

12.10.21

MMM has contributed to a newly released book on this theme.

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Work, education & political participation is every afghan woman’s right

28.09.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM reasserts the importance of every woman and girl 's economic, social and cultural rights and calls for the international community to mobilize.

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Women at the frontline of the global water crisis

27.09.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - During the dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the right to water, MMM drew attention to the impact of the global water crisis on women's rights and unpaid care workload, a

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Françoise de Bellefroid 1925-2021

22.09.21

Françoise de Bellefroid was President of MMM, then World Movement of Mothers, from 1992 to 2000. She passed away in Brussels this Summer leaving 24 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren! We would like to pa

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Afghan faces and voices of courage

21.09.21

August 15th saw the collapse of the Afghan government and a return to power by the Taliban. At MMM, like much of the rest of the world, we were shocked at the speed with which change came about.

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