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.

Riseup-PPD statement for World Maternal Mental Health Day

06.05.21

The World Maternal Mental Health Day (MMH Day) 2021 is aimed at raising awareness surrounding maternal mental health issues worldwide.

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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

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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

Revisiting SDG 8 with a “Care lens”

26.04.21

UN New York - 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

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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

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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.

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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A global solidarity network to fight against Covid-19

02.12.20

Together with a group of NGOs in official relationship with UNESCO, Make Mothers Matter has initiated a global solidarity network in order to create synergies between their grassroots associations aro

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Recent News from MMM Delegations

Revisiting SDG 8 with a “Care lens”

26.04.21

UN New York - 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 concept, where both pa

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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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No country can get ahead without the right to education for all

02.04.21

UN Geneva, HRC46 - This was the core message delivered at the UN Human Rights Council by Rahela Sidiqi, founder & Director of the Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women's Education, an MMM associate member.

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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 price mothers

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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 barrier. I

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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 systemic change i

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