We were delighted to spot both a recent Financial Times article and a CBS TV Report covering a subject that plays right into our hearts and mission here at MMM.
‘Mother Care’, a recent Financial Times essay penned by journalist Emma Jacobs (see above snapshot), highlights three books on Motherhood. From work-family conflict to parental leave and childcare issues, the books look at how improving the way society treats parents and their children is in all our interests.
We want to thank Emma for giving a public voice to the topic of motherhood and the importance of care. This is what she had to say to MMM when we contacted her:
“The stuff that goes on at home is just as – or even more – important than the world outside. Yet caring is not valued. It is in all our interests for mothers and fathers to be supported through social policy and healthy work cultures”
CBS This Morning has just launched a four-part series called “The World of Mothers,” which looks at what it is like to be a mother across the globe – from Europe to Africa and Asia.
The first episode looks at the domestic scene for mothers grappling with unpaid maternity leave – as lawmakers in the US eye a change. The second one looks at what motherhood is like in Finland where it costs less than $60 to have a baby (in the US the average natural birth costs over $12,000).
UN New York, HLPF - Join us on July 11th for a discussion on how #SharingTheCare at every level - family, community, governments and private sector - is vital for
We are delighted to be launching our new podcast series An almost Perfect Mother featuring Isabelle Roskam, professor of development and parenting psychology at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Isa
UN New York, HLPF - In the Sustainable Development Goals, Target 5.4 calls for the recognition, reduction and redistribution of unpaid family care work, i.e. the domestic and care work
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Framing Care as a Human Right at the UN level - right to care, right to be cared for, right to self-care - would unequivocally put obligations on all governments to provide ade
Make Mothers Matter submitted its contribution to the Call for Evidence of the EU Commission on Mental Health.
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - The dialog following the presentation of the report Women, girls and the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment was the opportunity for MMM to reaffirm the urgen
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - At the annual day on the rights of the child, which focused on child rights in the digital environment, MMM reaffirmed the importance of considering parents as key stakeholders
Family is the primary social structure through which the needs and rights of children and young people are met and realized. The right to family life as set out by the UNCRC, is a key right for all children and
Like thousands of others, Razia Arefi, who had been working as a field director for our associate member Mothers for Peace in Afghanistan, fled the country in August 2021 after the Taliban takeover and became a