Members from across the world gather for MMM AGM

16.12.20

Due to the global health crisis that upturned all our lives in 2020, our 2019 AGM/EGM was inevitably delayed but held to great success virtually, on December 10th.

A total of 41 people participated in the event, representing MMM individual members, international delegations or representations at national level as well as associate members.

In a moment of warm solidarity, everyone present held up their pens in support of MMM’s ongoing #RaiseApen campaign for the right of all Afghan girls to education.

This 2020 AGM also saw the election of two new board members who were warmly welcomed to the MMM family:

  • Nikki van der Gaag, Independent Consultant on Gender equality issues (UK)
  • And Xavier Prats-Monné, Special Advisor, President of the European Committee of the King Baudouin Foundation (Spain)

They each bring with them valuable skills and experience in line with MMM’s vision and mission.

Since our last AGM, 7 new associations have joined MMM’s expanding network of grass roots members, covering a vast and diverse geography. They briefly presented their work.

  • Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women’s Education (Afghanistan), one of our key #RaiseApen campaign partners who in keeping with MMM’s mission, play a critical role in promoting education for women and girls in Afghanistan. Through scholarships and mentorship they enable women from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue higher education and, ultimately, to contribute to shaping a progressive Afghan society.
  • Mothers For Peace (Belgium/Afghanistan) who also partnered with us in the #RaiseApen campaign, empower women to build themselves a decent life through education (literacy, vocational training), access to health care and support for agricultural or artisanal income-generating activities. The organization mainly works in Afghanistan.
  • Mothers2Mothers – m2m (South Africa) ensures one of Africa’s greatest strengths—its women—are at the heart of its work to end AIDS, bring health and hope to families and communities, and create a thriving, healthy Africa.
  • European Parents Association – EPA (European union) has been the only EU-level organisation representing parents as a stakeholder group in education since its foundation. Its main objectives are to promote and advocate for the active involvement of parents as primary educators at all stages of the education of their children.
  • Friendship (Bangladesh) has been working for the last 17 years to help address the needs of remote and marginalized communities in Bangladesh to reach their full potential. Their work rests on a sustainable, integrated and inclusive development approach. These communities are particularly vulnerable in the face of natural disasters and climate change and regular flooding forces them to migrate frequently and live lives of uncertainty.
  • Edo Group (Columbia) is a social Development association created by Benoit Bichon five years ago, whose mission initially was to support the work of Martha Alonso who created Asodamas, Asociación de Primeras Damas de Colombia, and develop the projects of Casas Sociales de la Mujer in various regions of the country. Today, Edo Group is focusing its attention on the indigenous populations of Guarija, especially the Wayus, but also, the Venezuelan mothers who have migrated to Colombia. The idea is to provide expertise in the field in order to respond effectively to the needs of mothers, health, economic and educational needs, and to fight against exclusion and poverty.
  • FIMER (Central African Republic) is an association created in Bangui in July 2000 by Lucie Agbo, a woman of mediation with strong convictions. In order to enable the effective involvement of women to prepare for the future, consolidate democracy and preserve peace, the association aims to inform, train and promote women so that they can participate in civic, political, economic, social, cultural and religious life throughout the national territory (prone to violent inter ethnical and religious tensions).

 

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