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
Make Mothers Matter is organising in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee a seminar on “the Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy” on the occasion of
The EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family carers gained a very large majority, in the European Parliament on the 4th of April 2019 (490 votes in favor,
UN New York , 63rd Commission on the Status of Women - MMM Statement highlights that the 2 main pillars of social protection, health and income security, are particularly relevant
UN New York, Commission on Social Development - to raise awareness of the specific vulnerability of single mothers in relation to homelessness and its impact on children.
Are we ready to recognise and support unpaid Care work performed by parents - and mothers particularly? Broken careers because of unpaid care work explain a good deal about persistent pension gaps for women. Di
UN New York, CSW64 - In a statement submitted ahead of the 64th Commission on the Status of Women, MMM highlights the specific perspectives of women in their role as mothers, and calls for policies that address