Unpaid care work is work that our economic system must recognize, invest in and support

19.07.21

UN New York / HLPF - A look back at our side-event to the UN High Level Political Forum [...]

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MMM commits to strengthening advocacy on unpaid care work

28.06.21

Paris Gender Equality Forum - MMM joins the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights for women by becoming a "commitment maker" to push for systemic change in our economic system so that it wor [...]

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Revisiting SDG 8 with a “Care lens”

16.06.21

UN New York / HLPF - In our written Statement to the 2021 High Level Political Forum, we revisit SDG 8, which will be reviewed this year. We argue that “Work” must be redefined as a holistic conce [...]

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Social protection for mothers and children is an investment

08.06.21

ILO's International Labour Conference - MMM's intervention stressed the critical importance, relevance, and legitimacy of realizing universal social protection for unpaid caregivers, especially mother [...]

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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 f [...]

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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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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 pric [...]

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Mothers make great leaders – But face systemic barriers to participation and decision-making in public life

14.03.21

UN New York, CSW - MMM's written statement ahead of the 65th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women points to the inequitable distribution of unpaid family care work as the main systemic  [...]

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Greater pay transparency: can it tackle the Gender Pay Gap?

11.03.21

Statistics show that at the current pace, closing the gender pay gap between men and women would take more than 250 years.[1] The European Commission (EC) has finally published its proposal for a Dire [...]

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Could the upcoming revision of national accounting bring visibility to unpaid care work?

09.03.21

UN New York, Statistical Commission - MMM welcomes the inclusion of wellbeing and sustainability in the process of revision of the 2008 System of National Accounts. We hope it will bring about systemi [...]

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

Unpaid care work is work that our economic system must recognize, invest in and support

19.07.21

UN New York / HLPF - A look back at our side-event to the UN High Level Political Forum

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Social Platform & EU Social Summit host Flagship Conference

15.07.21

The Social Platform, of which Make Mothers Matter is a member, recently held its annual Flagship Conference "Building Social Europe". This was an official side event of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council

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#RaiseAPen campaign passes important milestones at European Parliament

06.07.21

Our campaign, aimed at supporting Afghan women’s pressing request to a continued right to education, passed two important milestones at the European Parliament recently.

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Changing narratives about unpaid care work and the economy

03.07.21

UN New York / HLPF - Register now to join us virtually at this year’s High Level Political Forum side-event.

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Zero Waste Living – #CHANGE begins at Home

01.07.21

Sylvie Droulans, a Belgian mother of two, is a zero waste activist with an interesting story about her sustainable living journey. In this interview, she tells us how she reduced her household waste to a single

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Recommendation on European Child Guarantee adopted

30.06.21

Make Mothers Matter welcomes the newly adopted Council Recommendation establishing a European Child Guarantee that aims at reducing the number of children at risk of poverty and social exclusion within the Unio

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