Make Mothers Matter Delegations
to International Institutions

Through its advocacy work, Make Mothers Matter seeks to influence policy to bring about positive changes in the lives of mothers.
Working with and for mothers and involving them in decision making and projects that affect their life has beneficial effects on their children, their families and more broadly on society.

MMM is active in the European Union, UNESCO, and the United Nations, where it enjoys  General Consultative Status.

MMM at the European Union

MMM works to influence the debates that are held at the European level, which have a direct impact on laws and policies concerning mothers and their families in EU countries

News from the European Delegation

Commission reports, debates in the European Parliament, new directives ... the European Delegation seizes every opportunity to make policy recommendations that are favorable to mothers and families.

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

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MMM’s contribution to the European Commission’s Micro-credentials Public Consultation

14.09.21

Make Mothers Matter welcomes the Commission’s Public Consultation on Micro-credentials (Mcs) as the flexibility and modularity they offer could provide flexible ways of skilling and reskilling for m

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MMM at the United Nations

The UN delegation participates in conferences and meetings held at the global level at the United Nations in New York, Geneva or Vienna - bringing the perspective of mothers into the discussions

Child-family separation must be prevented

02.12.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council – Ahead of the next session’s annual day on the rights of the child, MMM joined a group of Child Rights Connect members to develop

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Shouldn’t every mother have the right to social security?

28.11.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council – On the occasion of an intersessional panel discussion on ‘The right to social security in the changing world of work ‘, MMM reaffirmed the

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MMM at UNESCO

MMM is particularly involved in discussions on education and peace. MMM also promotes partnerships between UNESCO and its member associations for funding field projects.

News from the UNESCO Team

Statements and interventions: MMM notably defends the mother's educational responsibility and her role in the transmission of values ​​and the promotion of peace.

Mothers and Peace – Book launch

21.09.21

On International Day of Peace, we are celebrating the launch of Mères et Paix (Mothers and Peace), a book by our MMM colleague Pauline Ambrogi. Pauline holds a doctorate in

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MMM unites with its associate members against the pandemic

10.02.21

UNESCO - At the start of the global pandemic in 2020, eight NGO-UNESCO partners decided to collaborate with their grass roots associations in solidarity actions to share the voices of

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Recent News from MMM Delegations

Child-family separation must be prevented

02.12.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council – Ahead of the next session’s annual day on the rights of the child, MMM joined a group of Child Rights Connect members to develop a joint position paper on the rights of the

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Shouldn’t every mother have the right to social security?

28.11.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council – On the occasion of an intersessional panel discussion on ‘The right to social security in the changing world of work ‘, MMM reaffirmed the critical importance, relevance,

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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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