Social Protection

Let’s change the narrative: Invest in Mothers

11.03.24

UN New York, CSW68 - Join us for a discussion on changing the narrative in support of mothers - an online parallel event to the 68th UN Commission on the

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Inclusive social protection for realising children’s rights

01.03.24

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - Co-organised with a group of Child Rights organisations, we invite you to join us for this hybrid event which will take place around the

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MMM calls for Investing in Mothers to foster social development and justice

27.01.24

UN New York, Commission on Social Development - In a written statement, MMM makes the case for investing in mothers, highlighting the high returns in terms of both gender equality

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EU Parliament recognizes the need to include parents when combating child poverty
A milestone for MMM and partners

22.09.23

In a significant stride towards prioritizing family welfare, the European Union Parliament has recently released a comprehensive report (“Children first - strengthening the Child guarantee, two year

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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

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European Forum on Family Support

11.07.23

The EU Cost Action EurofamNet, of which Make Mothers Matter is a member, hosted its final conference entitled “European Forum on Family Support. Creating an Agenda for 2030” together with

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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,

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Labour protection must take unpaid care into account

09.06.23

UN Geneva - Participating in the discussions on Labour protection at the International Labour Conference, MMM stressed that unpaid care work is indeed work, which should be everyone's responsibility.

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Ensure Universal Access to Maternal healthcare in the European Union

18.12.22

The European Child Guarantee and universal maternal healthcare in Europe: the essential role of maternal health in the first 1000 days of child development

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Valuing and supporting Care work: key to progressing the right to development

03.12.22

UN Geneva, Expert Mechanism on the Right to Development - Commenting on a draft thematic study on Inequality and social protection systems in operationalizing the right to development, MMM highlighted

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Latest News from MMM and its Network

Mothers Can-Bringing mothers back to work

13.05.24

MMM is working on the project “Mothers Can-Bringing mothers back to work”, a European partnership between six countries (Belgium, Cyprus, Germany, Romania, Spain and Greece). The project aims to support mot

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Breaking the intergenerational cycle of poverty by investing in children and their families

07.05.24

Make Mothers Matter participated in the conference “Investing in an inclusive and fair future for Europe. European Child Guarantee: from engagement to reality", organised within the framework of the Belgian p

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La Hulpe Declaration: positive step for social justice in the EU

07.05.24

MMM welcomes the recent adoption of La Hulpe Declaration, under the Belgian presidency. This inter-institutional document aims at shaping the future social agenda of the European Union for the period 2024-2029.

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KISANY joins MMM as first social enterprise member

01.05.24

In celebration of the various international mothers' days in May, we are delighted to welcome KISANY to the MMM network. As strong believers in the vital role of mothers in society and the need to invest in the

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Support for our UNESCO team

30.04.24

To strengthen our advocacy team at UNESCO, we are looking for a bilingual French-English volunteer, to represent us and bring the voice of mothers to UNESCO's various bodies.

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Every mother should have access to the long-term care she needs and deserves

20.04.24

In a timely joint statement, we at Make mothers Matter, along with 16 European NGOs, have urged EU policymakers to prioritise long-term care in the upcoming 2024-2029 legislature. This call comes as the Belgian

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