Mothers, key agents of change

17.11.19

UNESCO - On the occasion of the 40th General Conference of UNESCO in Paris, Gabrielle de Milleville, our representative to UNESCO, delivered a powerful message on behalf of MMM and all mothers. Before the Member States, she strongly reiterated that "mothers, with fathers, are the first teachers of their children. Working FOR and WITH mothers is beneficial to them, their children, their families, their communities and society in general."

Here are some excerpts from Gabrielle’s MMM speech:

Women, especially mothers, are the first victims of violence. But everywhere, they are rising up to face it. A mother never gives up, because even if she is abandoned by the side of the road, she always takes the path that will lead her children to a better future. While mothers are vulnerable, they are also key agents of change.

Mothers are, with fathers, the first educators of their children. In their diversity, families are part of the solution. Working FOR and WITH mothers is good for them, for their children, for families, for the community and for society as a whole. This is essential for all of us – in the future and for more peace in the world.

For 70 years, our NGO MMM has believed that mothers have the capacity to make the world a better place. We wish to continue an effective partnership with UNESCO based on respect for its values, so that our work contributes to the implementation of its programmes and the achievement of our common mission of education and peace.

Read the full MMM speech here (in French)

 

Gabrielle de Milleville, Représentante de Make Mothers Matter auprès de l'UNESCO, à la 40e Conférences Générale de l'UNESCO

Gabrielle de Milleville, MMM Representative at the  UNESCO, here at the 40th General Conference of UNESCO

 

 

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