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Empowered mothers can provide the nurturing care which is so important for Early Childhood Development

07.06.18

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 criti

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Mothers are at the center of Early Childhood Development – But need recognition and support

23.05.18

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 thei

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Advocacy work at the European Union

07.04.18

The European Union adopts legislative and non-legislative initiatives that have a direct impact on the lives of European citizens. It also plays an important role at an international level, notably [&

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Making the case for Gender Equal Parenting: Vital for Early Childhood Development and a transformative tomorrow

04.10.22

At MMM, we believe that sharing the invisible work of caring and educating children more equitably is a quadruple win: essential for early child development (ECD), beneficial for both men and women, a

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Racism surrounding childbirth

18.06.22

UN Geneva - On the occasion of a consultation on Racism and the Right to Health, MMM denounces the systemic racism against mothers in childbirth, prevalent in developed countries, with two key indicat

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The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan: steady progress for unpaid care work

14.04.21

The pandemic has shed light on the most valuable, yet invisible and undervalued work: care work. Without it, our societies would grind to a halt. It is carers all over the world who have been at the f

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UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights  says “good intentions are not enough.”

05.03.21

Make Mothers Matter welcomes the statement recently made by Olivier De Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights [1] .

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Digital technologies for mothers: opportunities and challenges

18.01.21

UN New York, CSocD59 - MMM takes the opportunity of the upcoming 59th Session of the UN Commission on Social Development (CSocD59, Feb 8th to 17th), to draw attention to the role of digital technologi

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Joining forces against Covid-19: our Network advocates

24.04.20

Acting concretely at the national and international levels, our members and key partners are tackling vital issues raised as a result of this crisis. We believe strengthening the basis of […]

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Single mothers vulnerability to homelessness and impact on children

04.03.20

UN New York - Report on the side-event that MMM organized on the margins of the 58th session of the Commission on Social Development on 18 February 2020 at the UN headquarters in New York.

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Latest News from MMM @ the UN

MMM calls for redefinition of ‘work’ to encompass both paid & unpaid work

28.09.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM took the opportunity of a panel discussion on the future of the right to work in the context of Climate Change, to call for a more holistic view of 'work', where both paid

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Sharing the Care to address mothers’ poverty in old age

26.09.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - In this recent oral intervention, MMM once again highlighted the vital link between the inequitable distribution of unpaid care work and women's ability to benefit from an adeq

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Using the Right to Development to transition to a Wellbeing Economy that recognizes and supports Care

22.09.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM's intervention to the Council stresses the need to recognize the central role that unpaid family care work plays in our economy and society, and identifies the Right to Dev

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Peripartum mental health issues must be better recognized and addressed

26.08.22

UN Geneva - Answering to a call for input on a draft joint OHCHR/WHO Guidance note on mental health, human rights and legislation, MMM called for a specific focus on maternal mental health, highlighting the hig

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Care is a collective responsibility

13.07.22

UN New York - Our virtual #HLPF event, which took place on the margins of the annual UN conference that assesses progress on the Sustainable Development Goals, saw expert speakers discuss why #SharingTheCare at

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Climate Change impacts mothers’ unpaid care work

03.07.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Responding to a call for input by the UN Special Rapporteur on Climate Change, MMM highlights the specific impacts of climate change – notably in terms of loss and damage - o

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