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

Single mothers need support, not stigmatization

31.10.19

UN New York, CSocD58 - In the written statement that it submitted ahead of the next session of the UN Commission on Social Development, MMM draws attention to single mothers’

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Beijing+25: #FeministsWantSystemChange – Mothers too

31.10.19

UN Geneva, Beijing+25 - MMM was actively involved in the preparations of the CSO Forum that took place on 28 October, just before the UNECE intergovernmental meeting to review the

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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.

Single mothers need support, not stigmatization

31.10.19

UN New York, CSocD58 - In the written statement that it submitted ahead of the next session of the UN Commission on Social Development, MMM draws attention to single mothers’

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Beijing+25: #FeministsWantSystemChange – Mothers too

31.10.19

UN Geneva, Beijing+25 - MMM was actively involved in the preparations of the CSO Forum that took place on 28 October, just before the UNECE intergovernmental meeting to review the

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Latest news on Mothers and the Economy

Beyond Maternity Protection: Mothers need more than just leave policies

11.11.19

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

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Single mothers need support, not stigmatization

31.10.19

UN New York, CSocD58 - In the written statement that it submitted ahead of the next session of the UN Commission on Social Development, MMM draws attention to single mothers’ specific vulnerability to poverty

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Beijing+25 – MMM highlights Motherhood wage gap in discussions on Gender Pay Gap

31.10.19

UN Geneva, Beijing+25 UNECE Regional Review - MMM seized the opportunity to speak at the session on the Gender Pay Gap of the intergovernmental meeting to draw attention to the linkages between motherhood and t

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Beijing+25: #FeministsWantSystemChange – Mothers too

31.10.19

UN Geneva, Beijing+25 - MMM was actively involved in the preparations of the CSO Forum that took place on 28 October, just before the UNECE intergovernmental meeting to review the implementation of the 1995 Bei

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CIRC4Life calls for your input on Consumer Surveys

17.09.19

As part of #Circ4life, an EU Horizon 2020 Research Project, MMM is embarking on two new consumer surveys. The aim is to involve end-users in the creation and design of new business models based on the circular

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Huge challenges remain for the realisation of most SDGs – How about empowering #Mothers4SDGs?

01.08.19

UN New York – MMM was at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF), which took place on 9–18 July at the UN headquarters. The 2019 HLPF completed its first 4 years cycle with the review of SDGs 4, 8, 10, 13, 16

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