Maternal health

Supporting maternal health through the Riseup-PPD EU COST ACTION

14.10.19

Make Mothers Matter is proud to be part of the EU research network on Peripartum Depression Disorder where we are co-leading a working group on “Inclusiveness, Dissemination and Public Engagement”

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Make Mothers Matter submits reports on obstetric violence to UN special rapporteur

20.05.19

On May 17th 2019, MMM submitted two reports to Ms. Dubravka Šimonović (UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women) on the issue of “Mistreatment and violence against women during reproduc

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Civil Society Joint Statement: Time to stop obstetric violence

25.11.18

Brussels, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - Mothers need positive pregnancy and birth experiences, as well as respectful maternity care. Worldwide, laws and practice st

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MMM defends women’s participation in the conduct of public affairs

01.11.18

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 -

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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

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MMM joins the #WhatWomenWant campaign

11.04.18

We are happy to join the #WhatWomenWant campaign meant to hear directly from at least 1 million women & girls worldwide about how they define quality, equitable and dignified maternal

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Challenges and opportunities for mothers in rural areas

13.02.18

UN New York / 62nd Commission on the Status of Women - Supporting mothers living in rural areas offers the potential for important changes in the context of the 2030

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Statement on International Day on the Elimination of Violence against Women: Time to stop obstetric violence

25.11.17

La Goccia Magica, CiaoLapo, the Italian Obstetric Violence Observatory and Make Mothers Matter (MMM) spotlight the need to promote respectful maternity care in full compliance with the World Health Or

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International Day for Maternal Health: Let’s talk about post-partum depression

11.04.17

This year’s International Day for Maternal Health we want to shed a light on depression, one of the most common mental health problems in Europe.  

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European Summit “Human Rights in Childbirth”

19.10.16

European Union - On 19th October 2016, MMM helped organise and was a speaker at the Fourth European Summit on Human Rights in Childbirth

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MMM at Women Deliver

16.05.16

From the 16-19th May 2016, Olalla Michelena, secretary general of Make Mothers Matter Europe delegation, participated at the fourth global Women Deliver conference which took place in Copenhagen.

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The untapped potential of mothers in health and policy: Conference report

24.04.16

Make Mothers Matter celebrated International Women's Day by organising an International Conference on "Mothers and Health" on 7-8 March 2016 at the European Economic and Social Committee.

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

A mother’s call for an end to disability by proxy

14.10.19

Our network member Laura Julia Fiquet, founder and president of Union des Mamans d'Enfants Handicapés - UMEH  participated in a recent EU fact-finding workshop on children with disabilities. Held in Buchare

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Supporting maternal health through the Riseup-PPD EU COST ACTION

14.10.19

Make Mothers Matter is proud to be part of the EU research network on Peripartum Depression Disorder where we are co-leading a working group on “Inclusiveness, Dissemination and Public Engagement”. This Cos

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Combining family support and parenting policies across the EU; recognising the specificity of cultural and family context.

14.10.19

MMM is part of a Pan-European Family Support Network The main aim and objective of the Action is to build collaborative pathways between researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, children, families, public and

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With ESPERAS, MMM Belgium and its partners highlight the work of women building sustainable peace in their communities – 3 countries, 3 films

12.10.19

Brussels – Esperas witnessed a great result from its 1st peace project involving 3 documentary films filmed in 3 countries with Belgium Television broadcasting them this month. The films highlight the actions

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Supporting parents and families essential to the realization of children rights

02.10.19

UN Geneva - Make Mothers Matter seized the occasion of the 2019 Social Forum to remind Member States that promoting and protecting the rights of children and youth through education - the theme of the Forum - a

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CIRC4Life calls for your input on Consumer Surveys

17.09.19

As part of #Circ4life, an EU Horizon 2020 Research Project, MMM is embarking on two new consumer surveys. The aim is to involve end-users in the creation and design of new business models based on the circular

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