Mobilisations

As the Chinese saying goes, “women are half the sky”. If we estimate that about 80% of them are mothers, we can consider that all the issues addressed at the United Nations, UNESCO and the European Union concern mothers and their children.

Nonetheless, unable to follow and contribute to all the debates, MMM has chosen in recent years to focus on three main areas, which are particularly relevant for mothers.

Mothers and the Economy

They often face discrimination related to motherhood, as well as poverty, the challenges of reconciling different responsibilities ... But without the mothers, which economy?

News on Mothers and the Economy

All mothers work and must be recognized as essential economic actors - without maternity penalizing them. The recognition of unpaid work, the reconciliation of family and professional life, the fight against discrimination and poverty are the heart of MMM's work.

Families play a pivotal role to accelerate the transition to a circular economy

15.05.19

On 14th May, Make Mothers Matter celebrated the International Day of Families by hosting a seminar highlighting the importance of engaging mothers and families as changemakers for sustainable developm

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Work-Life-Balance: Eu Parliament voted the new Directive

05.04.19

The EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family cares gained a very large majority, in the European Parliament the 4th of April 2019 (490 votes in favor, 82

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Mothers and Health

Mothers are at the heart of early childhood development and family health issues ... But maternal health is still too often a challenge.

Early Childhood Development – and Mothers – matter for Peace

03.05.19

Press Release - The Executive Committee of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) has appointed MMM as member of their Advisory Board. ECPC is founded on the idea that early

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Maternity Protection and addressing the Care Gap must be part of any social protection policy that seeks to empower women

01.04.19

UN New York – This was the core message that MMM presented in a panel discussion held on the margins of the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women

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Mothers and Peace

First victims of violence and armed conflict ... Mothers also have the power to educate to the values ​​of peace, to bring people together and to act at all levels for a culture of peace

News on Mothers and Peace

Since its creation, MMM has been promoting the essential role of the mother for peace, through the safety and love that they give to their children from the moment of pregnancy, but also through the education and transmission of values within the family. Mothers are also key partners in the fight against radicalization and violent extremism.

Early Childhood Development – and Mothers – matter for Peace

03.05.19

Press Release - The Executive Committee of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) has appointed MMM as member of their Advisory Board. ECPC is founded on the idea that early

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Quand les Mères s’en mèlent… Ça marche – When Mothers get involved… it works

29.03.19

March 26th Paris - MMM France celebrated its 25th anniversary at the Assemblée Nationale in what was seen as a successful model of a ‘working dinner’. The evening titled “Quand

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

Families play a pivotal role to accelerate the transition to a circular economy

15.05.19

On 14th May, Make Mothers Matter celebrated the International Day of Families by hosting a seminar highlighting the importance of engaging mothers and families as changemakers for sustainable development.

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Early Childhood Development – and Mothers – matter for Peace

03.05.19

Press Release - The Executive Committee of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) has appointed MMM as member of their Advisory Board. ECPC is founded on the idea that early childhood is a critical window

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Seminar on the role of families in the circular economy – 14 May 2019 EESC Brussels

15.04.19

Make Mothers Matter is organising in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee a seminar on “the Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy” on the occasion of the International Da

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Work-Life-Balance: Eu Parliament voted the new Directive

05.04.19

The EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family cares gained a very large majority, in the European Parliament the 4th of April 2019 (490 votes in favor, 82 against, 48 abstentions). The main aim o

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Maternity Protection and addressing the Care Gap must be part of any social protection policy that seeks to empower women

01.04.19

UN New York – This was the core message that MMM presented in a panel discussion held on the margins of the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63).

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CSW63 key recommendations for social and maternity protection for mothers welcomed by MMM

31.03.19

UN New York – The 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) concluded on Friday 22nd March by the adoption “by consensus” of its “draft agreed conclusions”.

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