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 - Join us on July 11th for a discussion on how #SharingTheCare at every level - family, community, governments and private sector - is vital for
We are delighted to be launching our new podcast series An almost Perfect Mother featuring Isabelle Roskam, professor of development and parenting psychology at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Isa
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
Make Mothers Matter submitted its contribution to the Call for Evidence of the EU Commission on Mental Health.
Family is the primary social structure through which the needs and rights of children and young people are met and realized. The right to family life as set out by the UNCRC, is a key right for all children and
On 28th February 2023, Make Mothers Matter together with partners, is organizing a conference at the European Parliament to tackle the issue of the gender care gap in relation to intra-EU mobility. Featuring Dr
MMM welcomes a new political decision by the European Parliament and the European Council taken in December 2022, regarding pay transparency measures.
A new Act, the Coroners (Amendment) 2019 Act, was passed in full and enacted at the beginning of 2020. This law makes reporting and inquests into all maternal deaths mandatory. It also allows Coroners to go bey
The European Child Guarantee and universal maternal healthcare in Europe: the essential role of maternal health in the first 1000 days of child development