Poles of Action

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

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.

The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan: steady progress for unpaid care work

14.04.21

The pandemic has shed light on the most valuable, yet invisible and undervalued work: care work. Without it, our societies would grind to a halt. It is carers all over

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Mothers are more likely to be at risk of poverty in old age

04.04.21

UN Geneva - In its response to the Human Rights of Older Women consultation, MMM identifies the inequitable M-F division of unpaid family caregiving duties as a root cause of

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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.

MMM reaffirms: caring for a child is work, an absolute necessity, resource and investment

29.03.21

UN New York, CSW65 - In her intervention at a parallel event to the 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women organized by OMEP, MMM President Anne-Claire de Liedekerke

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UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights  says “good intentions are not enough.”

05.03.21

Make Mothers Matter welcomes the statement recently made by Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights [1] .

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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.

MMM reaffirms: caring for a child is work, an absolute necessity, resource and investment

29.03.21

UN New York, CSW65 - In her intervention at a parallel event to the 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women organized by OMEP, MMM President Anne-Claire de Liedekerke

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MMM unites with its associate members against the pandemic

10.02.21

UNESCO - At the start of the global pandemic in 2020, eight NGO-UNESCO partners decided to collaborate with their grass roots associations in solidarity actions to share the voices of

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan: steady progress for unpaid care work

14.04.21

The pandemic has shed light on the most valuable, yet invisible and undervalued work: care work. Without it, our societies would grind to a halt. It is carers all over the world who have been at the forefront o

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Mothers are more likely to be at risk of poverty in old age

04.04.21

UN Geneva - In its response to the Human Rights of Older Women consultation, MMM identifies the inequitable M-F division of unpaid family caregiving duties as a root cause of the M-F pension gap.

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No country can get ahead without the right to education for all

02.04.21

UN Geneva, HRC46 - This was the core message delivered at the UN Human Rights Council by Rahela Sidiqi, founder & Director of the Farkhunda Trust for Afghan Women's Education, an MMM associate member.

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Single and isolated Mothers: The Journey of the Fighters

30.03.21

This recent report on NCI, a new Cote d’Ivoire television channel, highlights the plight of single African mothers, who battle through life with an almost incomprehensible resilience and fortitude in the face

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MMM reaffirms: caring for a child is work, an absolute necessity, resource and investment

29.03.21

UN New York, CSW65 - In her intervention at a parallel event to the 65th UN Commission on the Status of Women organized by OMEP, MMM President Anne-Claire de Liedekerke also drew attention to the price mothers

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EDO Group working with vulnerable mothers in La Guajira, Columbia

25.03.21

MMM associate member EDO Group sets up monitoring centre for research into social fragility of mothers.

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