MMM Covid-19 Response

In just a few short weeks, our world has been turned upside down, changing everything.

COVID-19 is taking its toll on ALL of us, regardless of our circumstances: where we live, our economic situation, our education, nationality or religion.

Make Mothers Matter is, as ever, primarily concerned with mothers and families. They are living through this period in very different ways. For, while we are all concerned, our individual circumstances mean that the consequences are far from uniform: this crisis also exacerbates inequalities and leads to unprecedented economic, health and educative challenges. 

In this new segment on our website we aim to bring you relevant information and valuable resources  to help steer you through these difficult times. From home educational practices…to pregnancy in COVID-19 times, we hope you will benefit from these well-researched articles and case studies.

Further, in our MMM VoicesOur Network Acts and Our Network Advocates pages, we highlight best practices from the MMM Network around the world. Many of our members’ stories and actions are not being covered in mainstream media. Here we have created the opportunity to shine a light on their work against all the odds, and to hear directly from them, in recorded interviews, the difficulties they are facing during this crisis.

 

Latest News from MMM and its Network

UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights  says “good intentions are not enough.”

05.03.21

Make Mothers Matter welcomes the statement recently made by Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights .

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MMM joins the call for the recognition of the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment

05.03.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM oral statement also drew attention to the specific vulnerabilities of women and children to water scarcity and water pollution, the focus of the latest report of the UN Spe

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Child poverty alleviation cannot be disassociated from support to parents

01.03.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Make Mothers Matter took advantage of the meeting on poverty alleviation and human rights to raise the issue of child poverty for the attention of the Council.

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MMM’s associate member MATERNITY ACTION campaigns for reform of the UK Parental Leave Scheme

20.02.21

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

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MMM spotlights parenting and motherhood challenges in the digital era

19.02.21

UN New York, CSocD59 – MMM's oral statement at the general debate closed our series of contributions to the 59th UN Commission on Social Development

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Harnessing digital technologies for family wellbeing: our collective responsibility

14.02.21

UN New York, CSocD59 - A look back at our virtual side-event that took place on February 12th to coincide with the 59th UN Commission on Social Development

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