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

MMM joins KISANY in celebrating Mothers the whole month of May

06.05.21

We are excited to partner with the KISANY family this May as many parts of the world celebrate Mother’s Day.

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Riseup-PPD statement for World Maternal Mental Health Day

06.05.21

The World Maternal Mental Health Day (MMH Day) 2021 is aimed at raising awareness surrounding maternal mental health issues worldwide.

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Revisiting SDG 8 with a “Care lens”

26.04.21

UN New York - In our written Statement to the 2021 High Level Political Forum, we revisit SDG 8, which will be reviewed this year. We argue that “Work” must be redefined as a holistic concept, where both pa

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MMS mission supports midwives saving lives

22.04.21

Mothers and Midwives Support (MMS), an MMM associate member, has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the island of Idjwi for over three years to support economic development, train midwives, and

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The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan: steady progress for unpaid care work

14.04.21

The pandemic has shed light on the most valuable, yet invisible and undervalued work: care work. Without it, our societies would grind to a halt. It is carers all over the world who have been at the forefront o

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Mothers are more likely to be at risk of poverty in old age

04.04.21

UN Geneva - In its response to the Human Rights of Older Women consultation, MMM identifies the inequitable M-F division of unpaid family caregiving duties as a root cause of the M-F pension gap.

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