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.

Statement on the Work-life balance Directive proposal negotiations: A swift agreement is needed more than ever

03.12.18

Today, a trialogue meeting among the Council of the EU, Parliament, and Commission to reach a common text on the EU Work-Life Balance Directive proposal is taking place.

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Making social protection work for and with mothers

20.11.18

UN New York , 63rd Commission on the Status of Women - MMM Statement highlights that the 2 main pillars of social protection, health and income security, are particularly relevant

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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.

Viallaite: a little step… but a huge impact, or how to improve nutrition and reduce infant mortality

15.12.18

Viallaite, an association active in Cameroon, joins the MMM network. Its objective is to encourage breastfeeding and healthy nutrition, to guarantee good health for both mother and baby.

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Civil Society Joint Statement: Time to stop obstetric violence

25.11.18

Brussels, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - Mothers need positive pregnancy and birth experiences, as well as respectful maternity care. Worldwide, laws and practice st

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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.

Stop Sexual Violence Against Women – And restore their dignity

14.12.18

This is the leitmotif of Mamas for Africa, a new member association of Make Mothers Matter, active in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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MMM defends women’s participation in the conduct of public affairs

01.11.18

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council 39th Session - Mothers are directly concerned by many human rights issues. Through its statements, MMM makes their voices heard and highlights their contributions -

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

Let’s unite in solidarity!

18.12.18

Mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers, let’s unite in solidarity! During the Holiday Season, MMM member associations are mobilised. Let’s support their actions with generosity! Happy Holidays to all!

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Viallaite: a little step… but a huge impact, or how to improve nutrition and reduce infant mortality

15.12.18

Viallaite, an association active in Cameroon, joins the MMM network. Its objective is to encourage breastfeeding and healthy nutrition, to guarantee good health for both mother and baby.

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Stop Sexual Violence Against Women – And restore their dignity

14.12.18

This is the leitmotif of Mamas for Africa, a new member association of Make Mothers Matter, active in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Statement on the Work-life balance Directive proposal negotiations: A swift agreement is needed more than ever

03.12.18

Today, a trialogue meeting among the Council of the EU, Parliament, and Commission to reach a common text on the EU Work-Life Balance Directive proposal is taking place.

Lire plus

Civil Society Joint Statement: Time to stop obstetric violence

25.11.18

Brussels, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - Mothers need positive pregnancy and birth experiences, as well as respectful maternity care. Worldwide, laws and practice still do not

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Making social protection work for and with mothers

20.11.18

UN New York , 63rd Commission on the Status of Women - MMM Statement highlights that the 2 main pillars of social protection, health and income security, are particularly relevant for mothers and their children

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