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.

CELEBRATING MOTHERS EVERYDAY – IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE

18.05.22

In these unprecedented times, when Europe is navigating a global pandemic, when political tensions are boiling over threatening to destabilize the global order, it is vital to reflect on the

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MMM connects gender pension gap and mothers’ ability to receive long term care in old age

11.05.22

Our contribution to the EU Commission’s Call for evidence: “Access to affordable and high-quality long-term care” The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen the European ca

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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

Prioritising SDG 5 Target 5.4 to recognize the work of mothers and advance all the SDGs

09.05.22

UN New York, HLPF - In the Sustainable Development Goals, Target 5.4 calls for the recognition, reduction and redistribution of unpaid family care work, i.e. the domestic and care work

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Adaptation and systemic changes needed to put healthy food on all tables

28.03.22

UN New York, Commission on the Status of Women - At a co-organized event on the sidelines of CSW66 our speakers reaffirmed the negative impacts of climate change on food

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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

Prioritising SDG 5 Target 5.4 to recognize the work of mothers and advance all the SDGs

09.05.22

UN New York, HLPF - In the Sustainable Development Goals, Target 5.4 calls for the recognition, reduction and redistribution of unpaid family care work, i.e. the domestic and care work done on a daily basis in

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Adaptation and systemic changes needed to put healthy food on all tables

28.03.22

UN New York, Commission on the Status of Women - At a co-organized event on the sidelines of CSW66 our speakers reaffirmed the negative impacts of climate change on food security, among other health issues. But

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The European Care Strategy: The right time to place Mothers centre stage

28.03.22

Make Mothers Matter strongly welcomes the launch of a European Care Strategy. In these unprecedented times, when Europe is navigating a global pandemic, when political tensions boil over and heinous attacks on

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Care – Key contributor to peace and security

17.03.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - In an oral intervention, MMM reasserted the need to recognize and support the essential yet often unpaid work of caring as an essential pillar of peace and prosperity.

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Food security and human development: time to recognise the contributions of rural mothers

14.03.22

UN Geneva, 49th Human Rights Council - In an oral statement, MMM highlighted the structural discriminations that women farmers, in particular mothers, continue to suffer all over the world.

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Call for an end to systematic human rights violations against indigenous mothers

03.03.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Our associate member EDO Group was one of four civil society organisations given a speaking slot during the high level segment of the 49th Human Rights Council. In her message,

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