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.

MMM’s associate member MATERNITY ACTION campaigns for reform of the UK Parental Leave Scheme

20.02.21

In April 2015 the Shared Parental Leave Scheme came into force in the United Kingdom. The new scheme still required that new mothers take the first two weeks of maternity

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Our member “Irish Maternity Support Network” contributes to the first national maternity experience survey

25.01.21

October 2020 saw the results of the first Irish Maternity Experience Survey, providing an important insight into women’s experiences at all stages of maternity care in Ireland - antenatal, care

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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

MMM spotlights parenting and motherhood challenges in the digital era

19.02.21

UN New York, CSocD59 – MMM's oral statement at the general debate closed our series of contributions to the 59th UN Commission on Social Development

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Harnessing digital technologies for family wellbeing: our collective responsibility

14.02.21

UN New York, CSocD59 - A look back at our virtual side-event that took place on February 12th to coincide with the 59th UN Commission on Social Development

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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

MMM spotlights parenting and motherhood challenges in the digital era

19.02.21

UN New York, CSocD59 – MMM's oral statement at the general debate closed our series of contributions to the 59th UN Commission on Social Development

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Harnessing digital technologies for family wellbeing: our collective responsibility

14.02.21

UN New York, CSocD59 - A look back at our virtual side-event that took place on February 12th to coincide with the 59th UN Commission on Social Development

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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 the most vulnerable and to

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Harnessing digital technologies for maternal health and parenting – A real bonus for family wellbeing?

31.01.21

UN New York, CSocD59 - On 12 February, join MMM’s virtual side-event during the 59th UN Commission on Social Development.

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Building back better by transforming our economic system to prioritize wellbeing – with care and education at its heart

21.01.21

UN Geneva, HRC intersessional meeting - Read below MMM's contribution to the discussion on “Building Back Better: Integrating Human Rights in Sustainable and Resilient Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic’

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Digital technologies for mothers: opportunities and challenges

19.01.21

UN New York, CSocD59 - MMM takes the opportunity of the upcoming 59th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development (CSocD59, Feb 8th to 17th), to draw attention to the role of digital technologies in moth

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