MMM commits to strengthening advocacy on unpaid care work

28.06.21

Paris Gender Equality Forum - MMM joins the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights for women by becoming a "commitment maker" to push for systemic change in our economic system so that it works for women and girls.

The Global Acceleration Plan for Gender Equality will be launched at the Paris Generation Equality Forum (30 June – 2 July). This ambitious action plan, which aims at rallying around gender equality and women’s rights, is structured on six ‘Action Coalitions’, i.e.  multi-stakeholder partnerships involving governments, international organizations, civil society and youth-led organizations, as well as private sector companies and philanthropic foundations.

Each Action Coalition is dedicated to a specific theme to promote women’s rights and gender equality worldwide:

  1. Gender-Based violence
  2. Economic Justice and rights
  3. Bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights
  4. Feminist action for climate justice
  5. Technology and innovation for Gender Equality
  6. Feminist movement and leadership

Make Mothers Matter has chosen to focus on the Economic Justice and Rights Action Coalition, which aims at changing the current economic system so that it works better for women and girls. One of our focus points is the inequitable distribution of unpaid care work, which is at the root of economic injustice for women, in particular mothers, and which has also been an important part of our advocacy work.

We have therefore decided to get involved and join the Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights as a “Commitment maker”:

  • We will continue to strengthen our international advocacy around unpaid family care work, to raise awareness on this issue and bring our recommendations to the attention of different stakeholders in different fora, at the UN, the EU, the UNESCO and beyond
  • We also plan to use the UN Human Rights mechanisms, i.e. the Human Rights Council, the Universal Periodic Review, and the treaty bodies system (CEDAW, CRC, ICESR review processes), to bring our advocacy positions and recommendations at the national level, for those countries where we can partner with our grassroots members

 

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