As part of the LP4Y Youth Inclusion International Forum, which will take place on 18-19 October 2023 in New York/Brooklyn, Make Mothers Matter is organizing a session entitled Make Young Mothers Count, whose main objective is to show through concrete examples, how young mothers, especially lone young mothers, are all too often excluded from society and the economy, and how their inclusion is possible and can be a trigger for positive change.
All over the world, teenage girls or very young women give birth to children not always planned, or whose partners have shirked their responsibilities. Sometimes, their pregnancy is the result of rape… they then become young lone mothers, a status that all too often makes them outcasts in their own community and society, which holds them responsible.
In addition to stigmatisation and exclusion from society, the challenges of raising children alone, and the barriers to accessing decent work, leaves young lone mothers and their children all too often over-represented among the poorest, with dire consequences for the future of those children.
A number of MMM member associations have implemented programs and solutions to support these young mothers, which may be considered as examples of best practices and transposed to other places and/or scaled-up.
What’s more, these actions demonstrate that when those mothers are taken into account and receive adequate support, they represent an important economic force for development, that of their children and their community – a fact which is at the heart of our international advocacy work.
Grassroots solutions implemented by MMM associate members across the world to support the inclusion of young mothers
Videos presentations and testimonials introduced by Sarah Krimi, Network Coordinator, Make Mothers Matter :
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