MMM Member Associations

MMM federates a network of member associations active at the grass-roots level in about thirty countries around the world. While they exist independently, their mission aligns with the values of Make Mothers Matter – working with and for mothers around the globe.

Europe

Belgium

Le champ d'oiseau ASBL

Association Chant d’Oiseau
www.ama.be/les-membres/5104/le-chant-doiseau/
Welcomes and supports mothers facing loneliness due to depression, violence, poverty, and homelessness

 

 

En Avant Les Enfants (EALE)
www.enavantlesenfants.com
Promotes sustainable development projects for the benefit of children, mothers and grandmothers in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo

 

 

European Parents Association (EPA)
www.europarents.eu
EPA gathers the parents associations in Europe to represent and give to parents a voice in the development of education policies and decisions at European level.

 

Les Trois Pommiers
www.lestroispommiers.be
Provides a comprehensive network of resources for intergenerational families experiencing difficulty

 

 

Mamas for Africa
www.mamasforafrica.be
Supports women and girls in the eastern region of the  Democratic Republic of Congo

 

 

Logo MemisaMemisa
www.memisa.be
Promotes universal health care coverage with a focus on the most deprived and vulnerable populations. Memisa has grass-root projects in Benin, Burundi, Congo-Brazzaville, India, Mauritania, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 

Moeders voor Vrede – Mothers for Peace
www.mothersforpeace.be (in Dutch) –  About Mothers for Peace
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.. Mothers for Peace mainly works in Afghanistan

 

Succès ASBL
www.succesasbl.com
Prevention and support for victims of violence of any kind: domestic violence, assault, burn out, illness, abuse, incest and paedophilia, terrorism, medical error, harassment, rape, attempted suicide, accident, etc.

 

France

La miason de Tom Pouce logoLa Maison de Tom Pouce
www.lamaisondetompouce.com
An emergency shelter that welcomes any pregnant woman experiencing difficulty and assists in her reintegration.

 

 

Germany

Pro-Arbeit
www.proarbeit-kreis-of.de

A job center which supports the integration of its beneficiaries into the labour market, with a special focus on strengthening the social and economic integration of mothers, particularly those with a migrant background

 

 

 

MINE Mothers centers International Network for Empowerment (MINE)
www.minemothercenters.org
MINE is an international network of mothers centers, i.e. grassroots, self-organized communities, supporting mothers, families on a daily basis.

MINE represents about 1000 mother centres in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Turkey as well as in Burundi, Brazil, Argentine, USA, Canada and South Korea.

Italy

DonnEuropee Federcasalinghe LogoObiettivo Famiglia – FederCasalinghe
www.donnefriuli.it
Advocacy for the recognition of family care work, which remains invisible, and for social protection for every mother.

 

 

CIDIS
www.cidisonlus.org
Empowers migrant women – most of whom mothers, for a successful integration fostering social cohesion and peaceful existence in plural societies

 

Ireland

Irish Maternity Support Network
www.maternitysupport.ie
Provides information and support to all accessing and involved with the Irish Maternity Services.

 

 

Portugal

Mulheres a Obra (Women at work)
www.mulheresaobra.pt
A network of working women, mostly mother entrepreneurs, who shares informations, ideas, and good practices to best reconcile work and family lives

 

Norway

1001 dager (1001 days)
www.landsforeningen1001dager.no
Norwegian maternal mental health organisation for mothers during and after pregnancy

 

Romania

Mame pentru Mame
www.mamepentrumame.ro
Advocates better support for perinatal health and the respect of the rights and dignity of mothers and children around childbirth

 

Spain

Accion Familiar
www.accionfamiliar.org
Helps and supports the family – especially migrants and former drug addicts. Has created a university chair on family policies.

 

AFAMMER LogoAssociation de Familias y Mujeres des Medio Rural (AFAMMER)
www.afammer.es
Advocacy to allow women living in rural areas to enjoy the same services and infrastructures that women in the city have access to (maternity care, transportation, job opportunities, etc.)

 

Fundacion Masfamilia
www.masfamilia.org
Acts in favor of the family to ensure better protection, quality of life and social cohesion

 

 

Fundevas
www.fundevas.com
Promotes the overall well-being of mothers beyond maternal health during pregnancy and the postpartum period to better support early childhood development

 

Fundacion Isadora Duncan 
www.isadoraduncan.es
Support and advocacy for single-parent families who are often in a vulnerable situation so that they can become economically and emotionally independent

 

 

United Kingdom

Maternity Action
www.maternityaction.org.uk
Works to reduce inequities and improve maternal health and the well-being of pregnant women, spouses and young children, especially during the period of conception to the child’s early years

 

Mothers at Home Matter (MAHM)
www.mothersathomematter.co.uk
Advocates recognition and support for the work of mothers at home, family life and a favourable environment for children’s lives. Also to promote a better understanding of children’s developmental and attachment needs

 

Africa

Burkina Faso

Communauté des Augustines
www.augustinesmisericorde.org/en-1/communities/burkina-faso-banfora
Programmes to empower vulnerable and displaced mothers, mainly widows and single mothers, to provide for themselves and their families: literacy, vocational training, schooling for girls, preventive health action

 

Cameroon

Viallaite
viallaite.jimdo.com
Promoting  breastfeeding and good nutrition to combat malnutrition and infant mortality in Cameroon

 

Central African Republic

FIMER Fedapca
www.facebook.com/ONG-FIMER-Fedapca-939257289596203
Promote the well-being of teenage mothers by improving their social, economic, cultural and conditions as well we their sexual and reproductive health

 

Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo)

AIDPROFEN – www.aidprofen.org
Promotes the human rights of women, especially civic and political rights. Fights against sexual and gender-based violence, and encourages the civic and political participation of women and girls, promoting peace and democracy in the DRC

 

Association Congolaise d’Appui au Développement Communautaire (ACADEC)
www.acadec-rdc.org
Development of agricultural projects enabling single mothers and children to benefit from education and reintegration programs

 

Mothers & Midwives Support
www.mothersandmidwives.org
To accompany midwives in fragile areas.

 

Cote d’Ivoire

Aide à la Jeunesse Africaine Défavorisée (AJAD)
www.ongajad.org
Improves the status of teenage mothers and their fatherless children, as well as orphans

 

Kenya

Passion to Share Foundation
www.passiontosharefoundation.org
Vocational training and support services (counselling, childcare, etc.) for single mothers in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum

Madagascar

Otitsara
otitsara1995.franceserv.com
Accompanies women in their personal development as wife, mother, educator, professional, and citizen

 

 

Morocco

Ahddane
www.ahddane.org
Supports young women who have become mother outside mariage by providing shelter, counselling, professional training, childcare and legal advice

 

Nigeria

Women Initiative for Peace and Good Governance (WIPGG)
www.facebook.com/WIPGGNIGERIA
Works for peace and better conflict management, as well as better governance. Defends the rights of women and children

 

Rwanda

Living with Happiness – VIvre heureux – ICYEMEZO
Strengthens resilience and promotes family harmony. Fights against discrimination and violence. Helps vulnerable people find their place in society

 

South Africa

Glow Movement 
www.glowmovementnpo.org
Creates positive change for mothers and caregivers through information, advocacy and service provisions and to ensure that mothers and caregivers positively impact their communities

 

 

Americas

Canada

Mothers Matter Centre
www.mothersmattercentre.ca
Empowers isolated at-risk mothers by helping them develop the knowledge and capacity they need to take control of their lives and become confident parents and engaged citizens

Colombia

Edo Group
www.edogroup.net/
Addresses the main socio-economic needs of Afro-Colombian and Wayuu mothers and their families in vulnerable situations in the Guajira Region

 

Uruguay

Centro de Promoción por la Dignidad Humana
www.ceprodih.org
Assists and defends the poorest and most vulnerable, especially women and children in situations of domestic violence

 

Asia

Bangladesh

AWAJ Fondation
www.awajfoundation.org
Defends the rights of workers of the readymade garments industry, especially women, in Bangladesh

 

 

 

Friendship
friendship.ngo
Works together with vulnerable people in remote and unaddressed communities in Bangladesh to help them transform their lives

 

Rural Reconstruction Foundation logoRural Reconstruction Foundation
www.rrf-bd.org
Educating disadvantaged people about their human, economic and social rights. Provides literacy education for women and children and legal aid for women

 

 

Nepal

Child Nepal
www.childnepal.org
Empowers young mothers and make them aware about their rights and responsibilities in relation to child rights; promotes the inclusion of maternity in gender equality, the improvement of maternal and child health and the role of mother in early childhood development

 

 

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