Gender inequality

Celebrating mothers every day – it’s time for change

18.05.22

In these unprecedented times, when Europe is navigating a global pandemic, when political tensions are boiling over threatening to destabilize the global order, it is vital to reflect on the

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Time for an economic system that values and supports care

22.01.22

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - The pandemic has exposed the crucial importance of Care for our collective wellbeing and the essential role parents, and in particular mothers, play in

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Maternal health care in the EU

08.12.21

This autumn, EIGE (European Institute for Gender Equality) released its Gender Equality Index Report. This year’s Index focuses on the links between health and gender equality. 

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Greater pay transparency: can it tackle the Gender Pay Gap?

11.03.21

Statistics show that at the current pace, closing the gender pay gap between men and women would take more than 250 years.[1] The European Commission (EC) has finally published its

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MMM Responds to EU Commission’s Public Consultation

03.12.20

We answered by submitting a paper describing our views on the future of the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan.

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Meeting of the EPSCO Council

15.10.20

13 October 2020: The Employment, Social Policy and Health Consumer affairs Council of the EU (EPSCO) held a virtual debate on the equal participation of women and men in the labour market. They

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Gender Equality achievable if Care Gap and Care as valuable ‘work’ are recognized

02.03.20

In February, Make Mothers Matter responded to the Roadmap of the European Commission strategy on Gender Equality (2020-2024) which was published on 5th March 2020. In our response we advocated

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MMM highlights persisting gender inequalities at EU levels

20.06.19

On the 31st of May 2019, the EU Delegation of Make Mothers Matter responded to the European Commission’s public consultation on the current EU strategic framework for gender equality (2016-19)

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Answer to the public consultation from the EU Commission on “equal pay”

05.04.19

The gender pay gap is the result of many complex factors including vertical and horizontal occupational segregation and direct pay discrimination but is mainly linked to what is called the

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Stop Sexual Violence Against Women – And restore their dignity

14.12.18

This is the leitmotif of Mamas for Africa, a new member association of Make Mothers Matter, active in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

Our member in Romania acts for Ukraine mothers & children

21.06.22

The ongoing conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the mental and physical health of mothers and their children, on both those who have fled and those who have sta

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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 indicators: women

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Unpaid care work and motherhood: MMM calls on ILO to change employment approach

30.05.22

International Labour conference, Geneva – To redress the economic injustice suffered by many mothers as a result of their caring responsibilities, MMM has called for a new approach to employment: a human-cent

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Celebrating mothers every day – it’s time for change

18.05.22

In these unprecedented times, when Europe is navigating a global pandemic, when political tensions are boiling over threatening to destabilize the global order, it is vital to reflect on the people who hold the

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Mothers’ Mental Load: The Unpaid (and Unrecognized) Cognitive and Emotional Labour

15.05.22

MMM is delighted to publish a report written by Emma Levrau, a student in Global Health and Social Justice (Master of Science) at Kings College London on the unpaid and invisible cognitive and emotional work th

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MMM connects gender pension gap and mothers’ ability to receive long term care in old age

11.05.22

Our contribution to the EU Commission's Call for evidence: “Access to affordable and high-quality long-term care” The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen the European care economy. To e

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