We need care when we are very young or very old, experiencing sickness or disability and the people who provide this care are indispensable actors in European economies and societies.
Women and mothers are amongst the most important providers of care and so MMM welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a European Care Strategy which is an umbrella strategy encompassing two proposals for a Council Recommendation, one on childcare and education and one on long-term care.
This strategy is important to MMM’s advocacy because acknowledging and redistributing care responsibilities amongst the genders and improving the provision of care at the state level is key to increasing women’s and mothers’ access to the labour market and thus in closing the pension gap and decreasing women’s risk of poverty, especially when aging.
When the Commission issued a call for evidence in March 2022, MMM formulated recommendations, many of which are reflected in the Commission’s proposal. MMM would like to continue to participate in the Care Strategy discussion by offering feedback on the proposal from the perspective of mothers’ and children’s rights. By doing so, MMM hopes to help strengthen this strategy so that it can best support and empower mothers, families and children.
To learn more about how MMM is advocating for Mothers in the EU Care Strategy : please read our full
Response MMM Care Strategy 2022
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