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.
These pictures are also available in high resolution upon request.
In half a year, European citizens will be called to vote for a new European Parliament and give an indication on whether they are satisfied with the current leadership or wish to change it. Leaders and parties
UN Geneva, Human Rights Council 39th Session - Mothers are directly concerned by many human rights issues. Through its statements, MMM makes their voices heard and highlights their contributions - especially in
Since the European Commission published a proposal of EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family carers in April 2017, MMM has been actively following the legislative process and engaging with pol
Press Release - Mothers are at the heart of a culture of peace. Together with fathers, they are the primary caregivers and educators of children, and they can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and susta
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