Mothers and the Economy

With their work and personal investment in their families and their children, all mothers, whether they are in paid employment or not, make a vital contribution to the economy of their country.

MMM advocates to give value to this unpaid family care work, working primarily for a better balance of family life and professional life.  “Care” work must be given much more credit and should not be an obstacle to gender equality and the economic independence of mothers.

Unpaid family care work: vital but invisible and unrecognized

Its financial value is estimated between 10 and 40% of GDP and 2/3 of this work is assumed by women, specifically mothers. It is the first obstacle to their economic empowerment.

MMM in action

Awareness raising and advocacy on the issue of unpaid family care work: recognise, reduce & redistribute

Care and Education – Cornerstones of sustainable and just economies

04.07.20

UN - New York - Invitation to a virtual side-event to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on 16 July

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MMM responds to EU Commission’s Public Consultation on Gender Pay

08.06.20

On May 27th, Make Mothers Matter responded to the EU Commission’s Public Consultation: “Transparency on pay for men and women”. The objective of the consultation was to gather views of

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Discrimination in the economic sphere: the “motherhood penalty”

Beyond the first structural obstacle of unpaid family work, women around the world suffer from barriers, sometimes legal, often purely discriminatory - especially when they are mothers

Reconciliation between family and professional life

MMM defends women’s (and men’s!) free choice to be able to devote time to their family responsibilities - without being heavily penalised.

Reconciliation of Family Life and Work

Advocacy for policies of reconciliation between family life and professional life for all - a key area of work at the European level, mais an issue for every mother around the world.

Portrait of a (working) mother exhibition comes to Zurich

09.03.20

International Women's Day - After Geneva and other venues, the exhibition came to the ETH Zurich, Switzerland's most prestigious engineering university.

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Unpaid care is work

08.03.20

International Women's Day - 'Time to Care’, the Oxfam report released earlier this year, put the spotlight on the link between global inequalities and an issue at the core of

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Latest news on Mothers and the Economy

Care and Education – Cornerstones of sustainable and just economies

04.07.20

UN - New York - Invitation to a virtual side-event to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on 16 July

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MMM responds to Roadmap on European Green Deal Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change

30.06.20

Women may be disproportionately impacted by climate change given their more vulnerable socio-economic position.

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1 in 4 children in the EU lives in poverty

12.06.20

On 2 June 2020, Make Mothers Matter, along with its partners of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, with the support of the Social Platform and SDG Watch Europe, issued a Call for Action to the EU to ens

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MMM responds to EU Commission’s Public Consultation on Gender Pay

08.06.20

On May 27th, Make Mothers Matter responded to the EU Commission’s Public Consultation: “Transparency on pay for men and women”. The objective of the consultation was to gather views of stakeholders on (i)

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Joint statement on support for children and families at risk of poverty COVID-19

27.04.20

16 April 2020: Make Mothers Matter, together with 20 other partners of the EU Alliance for Investing in Children, added its voice in a joint statement calling for EU Member States and the European Commission to

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When the World Changes

03.04.20

In just a few short weeks, our daily life as we know it has been turned upside down, changing everything.

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