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
UN New York, HLPF - Invitation to a virtual side-event to the 2020 High-Level Political Forum on 16 July
Make Mothers Matter welcomes the statement recently made by Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights .
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM oral statement also drew attention to the specific vulnerabilities of women and children to water scarcity and water pollution, the focus of the latest report of the UN Spe
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Make Mothers Matter took advantage of the meeting on poverty alleviation and human rights to raise the issue of child poverty for the attention of the Council.
In April 2015 the Shared Parental Leave Scheme came into force in the United Kingdom. The new scheme still required that new mothers take the first two weeks of maternity leave. But now they could exchange th
UN New York, CSocD59 – MMM's oral statement at the general debate closed our series of contributions to the 59th UN Commission on Social Development
UN New York, CSocD59 - A look back at our virtual side-event that took place on February 12th to coincide with the 59th UN Commission on Social Development