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Maternal Health: an indicator of Global Health

24.03.18

“Women are not dying because of untreatable diseases. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving“ Professor Mahmoud Fathalla, President of th

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International Day for Maternal Health: Let’s talk about post-partum depression

11.04.17

This year’s International Day for Maternal Health we want to shed a light on depression, one of the most common mental health problems in Europe.  

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The untapped potential of mothers in health and policy: Conference report

24.04.16

Make Mothers Matter celebrated International Women's Day by organising an International Conference on "Mothers and Health" on 7-8 March 2016 at the European Economic and Social Committee.

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Peripartum mental health problems must be better recognized and addressed

23.08.12

UN Geneva - In its answer to a call for input on a draft joint OHCHR/WHO Guidance note on mental health, human rights and legislation, MMM called for a specific focus on maternal mental health, highli

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Care and Education at the heart of a transformative recovery

07.01.22

UN New York, Commission on Social Development - MMM written statement to the 60th session focuses on its main priority theme: 'Inclusive and resilient recovery from COVID-19 for sustainable livelihood

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Empowering mothers to mitigate and adapt to climate change

27.10.21

UN New York / CSW – In its written statement to the 66th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), MMM brings focus on the specific impacts that climate change has on women as mot

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“Without Mothers there is no better to build back to”

21.05.21

The COVID pandemic has upended many lives around the world. But according to recent reports, women, particularly mothers, have been bearing the brunt of not just the economic damage but also the incre

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Beyond Maternity Protection: Mothers need more than just leave policies

11.11.19

UN Geneva - MMM took part in an event organized on 8 November by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Maternity Protection: "A Century of maternity p

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International Women’s Day: MMM member associations in action

04.03.19

Otitsara (Madagascar), Mamas for Africa (active in the Democratic Republic of Congo) and Mothers At Home Matter (United Kingdom) share their plans.

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Empowered mothers can provide the nurturing care which is so important for Early Childhood Development

07.06.18

UN Geneva - In a written Statement ahead of the Human Rights Council, MMM draws attention to the challenges faced by mothers in ensuring the necessary nurturing and caring environment during the criti

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Recent news on maternal health

Climate Change impacts mothers’ unpaid care work

03.07.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Responding to a call for input by the UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change, MMM highlights the specific impacts of climate change – notably in terms of loss and damage - o

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Non-take up of social protection benefits: what it means for mothers

01.07.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM welcomes the call by the Special Rapporteur on Poverty to address non take-up of social protection benefits, providing avenues for reflection in the case of mothers and the

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Racism surrounding childbirth

18.06.22

UN Geneva - On the occasion of a consultation on Racism and the Right to Health, MMM denounces the systemic racism against mothers in childbirth, prevalent in developed countries, with two key indicators: women

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Mothers’ Mental Load: The Unpaid (and Unrecognized) Cognitive and Emotional Labour

15.05.22

MMM is delighted to publish a report written by Emma Levrau, a student in Global Health and Social Justice (Master of Science) at Kings College London on the unpaid and invisible cognitive and emotional work th

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An almost Perfect Mother – New Podcast series with Isabelle Roskam

26.04.22

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. Isabelle spec

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Covid-19 increased poverty and anxiety among mothers

18.02.22

UN New York, Commission on Social Development - In its oral statement MMM spotlights the particular impact of Covid-19 on mothers, highlighting how the increase in their unpaid work, along with job losses, wido

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