This report describes all the activities performed by MMM teams at the European Institutions, the United Nations and UNESCO during 2014 - a year full of events and achievements.
Since its creation in 1947, Make Mothers Matter has been working to promote the essential role played by mothers and to ensure the recognition of this role in public opinion, through effective legislation and by public institutions.
We act as mothers, for mothers. Their role is important not only for each of their children and their family but also for the communities in which they live. Mothers work in the world and shape the world. They are important agents for development.
In 2014, the “Mouvement Mondial des Mères” became “Make Mothers Matter” to encapsulate the essence of our mission and to ensure a more international image for our on-going work.
In this Annual Report, you will nd the activities of MMM teams at the UN, UNESCO and the European Union. In each of these international institutions, MMM gives a voice to mothers in order to promote supportive policies around the world.
The theme of “Women and the Economy” is an important one. How can we enable women who are mothers to take their place in national economies while at the same time attending to their unpaid family care responsibilities? MMM advocates ceaselessly to bring attention to this question, and participates in the development of solutions and recommendations, in partnership with our member associations.
I would like to express my deep gratitude to the teams of MMM, to our generous donors, to Françoise d’Andrimont, the graphic designer for this report, Shevani Murray and Jill Donnelly who provided the translation, to all those who support us, as well as to all those who through their actions and example, contribute to the recognition of the mothers that surround them.
Thanks to them, to our member associations and to our ever-growing networks, Make Mothers Matter can look forward to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.
Anne-Claire de Liedekerke MMM President
Mothers at the heart of change for a culture of peace. Showcasing examples at family, community, national and international levels.
The right of mothers to pass their citizenship on to their children has dramatic consequences on the civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights of
UN New York / 62nd Commission on the Status of Women - Supporting mothers living in rural areas offers the potential for important changes in the context of the 2030
UN Geneva / HRC - Through oral Statements, MMM brought the perspective of mothers to the discussions on several issues, including the return of migrants to their home country, engaging men and boys for Gender e
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 critical first
Mothers at the heart of change for a culture of peace - at family, community, national and international levels.
UN Geneva / International Labour Conference - MMM oral intervention commends the International Labour's Organisation's Women at Work Initiative and its new "push for equality". It also reaffirms the urgent need
UN News / WHO - MMM welcomes this roadmap to develop policies and services that will help parents and caregivers provide nurturing care during the early years of a child, a critical period for human development
UN Geneva / World Health Assembly - In a side-event on Early Childhood Development, Make Mothers Matter highlighted some of the challenges that mothers face to ensure that their child develops to their full pot