Join us in New York to find out why young mothers must be counted

12.10.23

As part of the LP4Y Youth Inclusion International Forum, which will take place on 18-19 October 2023 in New York/Brooklyn, Make Mothers Matter is organizing a session entitled Make Young Mothers Count [...]

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MMM welcomes first ever Human Rights Council resolution on Care

11.10.23

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Entitled ‘Centrality of care and support from a human rights perspective’, this landmark resolution was presented by the governments of Argentina, Iceland, Mexico [...]

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Parents key allies in the fight against child cyberbullying

29.09.23

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - One in three children are affected by cyberbullying, a scourge that negatively affects their mental, physical and emotional wellbeing, their health, their education,  [...]

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Universal Social Protection a must for parents, children and the future

22.09.23

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM supports the OHCHR's views and recommendations on the Rights of the child and inclusive social protection presented to the Council. Our oral statement stresses in [...]

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Care central to the realisation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

21.09.23

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - As OHCHR seeks to reinforce its work on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, MMM highlights the centrality of Care to the realisation of these rights, in particular  [...]

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MMM supports the idea of a job guarantee scheme to redress the inequities of care work

30.06.23

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - According to the UN special Rapporteur on poverty, a job guarantee could help solve the paradox of having an insufficient number of jobs on the one hand, and un-met s [...]

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A new social contract must support the unpaid work of mothers and other caregivers

30.06.23

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Speaking at the annual full day on women's rights, MMM once again drew attention to mothers' disproportionate share of unpaid domestic and care work, as well as the r [...]

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Parents’ role in education must be recognized and better supported

29.06.23

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Speaking during the dialog with the special rapporteur on education, MMM reasserted the crucial role of parents, mothers in particular, for both formal and informal e [...]

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MMM calls for action against parental alienation in family courts

26.06.23

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - The annual report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, Custody, violence against women and violence against children criticizes the use of parental [...]

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MMM calls for recognition and support of mothers as part of Social Justice

09.06.23

UN Geneva - At the recent plenary meeting of the International Labour Conference, we reasserted the imperative, as part of social justice, of supporting caregivers, in particular mothers, in the world [...]

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

Widowed mothers: MMM calls for addressing the distinct challenges they face

20.06.24

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM was invited to contribute to a side-event organised by Widows Rights International to discuss the unique challenges faced by widows who are mothers, while continuing to sho

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MMM teams push for strengthening the right to education

19.06.24

UN Geneva – A resolution aimed at strengthening the right to education in international legal instruments will be negotiated during the 56th session of the Human Rights Council, which began on 18 June. This r

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A new social contract cannot ignore care

16.06.24

UN Geneva, 112th International Labour Conference (ILC) – MMM contributed to the discussion on the International Labour Organisation Director General’s report calling for a new social contract.

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What mothers need from a care economy

16.06.24

UN Geneva – A general discussion on decent work and the care economy was on the agenda of the 112th International Labour Conference (ILC), which took place over the past two weeks. MMM was there, providing in

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Addressing crises through a ‘Care lens’

10.06.24

UN New York – MMM's written statement, which was submitted ahead of the UN High Level Political Forum (HLPF), sheds light on the impact of the different crises we face globally on unpaid care work, which rema

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Reconciling parenthood and work in Belgium – join the public consultation

30.05.24

MMM is proud to announce its support of a new initiative aimed at tackling the vital topic of ‘parenthood and employment’, a critically overlooked, urgent, and complex issue world-wide.

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