MMM has brought together a group of mothers with babies and pregnant women in the European Parliament as part of our campaign to encourage a review of the Maternity Leave Directive.
The mothers were warmly welcomed by Maria Arena, MEP (S & D, Belgium), who spoke with them about the ongoing work to improve the health and safety of mothers at work. Following this meeting, we walked with our pushchairs and rounded bellies through the Parliament and drew the attention of passers-by, to join a meeting of the Women’s Committee where we were also applauded.
A resolution was successfully adopted, calling on the Commission to prepare a legislative initiative to revise the directive on maternity leave; a revision to be carried out immediately under the Luxembourg Presidency of the Council, with a view to improving the health and safety of mothers and meeting demographic challenges while reducing inequalities between men and women.
UN New York, HLPF - Invitation to a virtual side-event to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on 16 July
Make Mothers Matter welcomes the statement recently made by Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights .
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 leave. But now they could exchange th
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 during labour
We answered by submitting a paper describing our views on the future of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan.
In a joint statement on 12 November 2020, together with numerous organisations, we called on the European Commission to respond to the Council Conclusions of October 2020, on “Strengthening Minimum Income P