MMM Member Associations

In addition to “National MMM”, MMM has 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 and mothers in Goma, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo

 

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
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

France

Logo CEPP TeenstarCentre Education Pluridisciplinaire de la Personnalité (CEPP)
www.teenstar.fr
Responsible sexual education for adolescents

 

Enfance sans Drogue
www.enfancesansdrogue.org
Educates mothers to prevent the scourge of drugs by helping children to refuse any substance that could affect their physical or mental health

 

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.

 

Union des Mamans d’Enfants Handicapés (UMEH)
https://umeh.fr/
A social network to support mothers of disabled children

 

Germany

Verband Familienarbeit e.V.
www.familienarbeit-heute.de

Advocates the support and recognition of unpaid family care work and the commitment of mothers.

 

Italy

DonnEuropee Federcasalinghe LogoDonnEuropee FedercCsalinghe
www.donnefriuli.it
Advocacy for the recognition of family care work, which remains invisible, and for social protection for every mother.

 

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

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

 

Sweden

Haro
www.haro.se
Advocates with Swedish politicians for the freedom of choice for families regarding the education of their children

 

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

 

Volunteering MattersVolunteering Matters
www.volunteeringmatters.org.uk
Develops volunteer-based solutions in response to the heaviest social challenges

 

Africa

Cameroon

Mouvement Camerounais des Mêres (MCM
sites.google.com/site/mmacmr123
Fosters the empowerment of mothers through education, including health, environmental and legal education

 

Femmes et Enfants en Détresse (FED)
www.asfed.org
Promotes the well-being of women and children in difficulty, especially the most vulnerable, such as teenage mothers, by giving them access to education and training as well as health services

 

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)

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.

 

Ivory Coast

Aide à la Jeunesse Africaine Défavorisée (AJAD)
Information sheet (in French)
Improves the status of teenage mothers and their fatherless children, as well as orphans

 

Madagascar

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

 

Mauritius

Mouvement d’Aide à la Maternité (MAM)
www.mamnet.org
Promotes motherhood and respect for children. Addresses issues related to early pregnancy

 

Morocco

L’Heure Joyeuse
www.heurejoyeuse.ma
Fights against social and professional exclusion by developing programs of health, education, training, and occupational integration

 

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

Mothers2Mothers (m2m)
m2m.org
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

 

Zambia

Abantu Zambia
www.abantuzambia.org
Help village populations to become self-reliant through education, health, agriculture, and vocational training

 

 

Zimbabwe

Logo Rozaria Memorial Trust - RMT

Rozaria Memorial Trust
www.rozariamemorialtrust.org
Promotes the empowerment and rights of girls and women. Create opportunities and unleash the potential for young people especially girls and young women in resource-poor communities, through health, education, and entrepreneurship

 

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

Asodamas
www.asodamasdecolombia.org
Network of influential Women who commit to peace and supports women in Colombia through networks that empower them to acquire appropriation of capital, productive enterprise, and advocates public policies for gender equity among others

 

Edo Group
www.edogroup.com.co/
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

Afghanistan

Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women’s Education
www.farkhundatrust.org
Provides scholarships and mentorship to women from disadvantaged backgrounds to enable them to pursue higher education and, ultimately, to contribute to shaping a progressive Afghan society

Moeders voor Vrede – Mothers for Peace
www.mothersforpeace.be
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.. Legally based in Belgium, Mothers for Peace mainly works in Afghanistan

 

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

 

 

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