On the eve of International Women’s Day former BBC television presenter Shahnaz Pakravan talks with Anne-Claire de Liedekerke, President of international NGO Make Mothers Matter, about the importance of #IWD2019 for women, for mothers and for the world.
In her interview, Anne-Claire says that the annual event is a celebration of all women, wherever they may be, whatever their personal situation or environment. But she stresses that there is a feminine feature that must also be celebrated – motherhood, whether we are mothers or not.
Anne-Claire explains that women care for their family, for children, their own or others – a beautiful and indispensable work which has a huge economic value. And it makes these women change makers. As much as this seems obvious and real, it is often an untold story. According to Anne-Claire, women themselves sometimes do not know how much motherhood and its unremarkable everyday life is, in fact, remarkable and fundamental to our future.
She ended on a call to action: “The better mothers are supported, informed, and recognized, the better the present and future for all of us. What we want at Make Mothers Matter is for the world to be aware of how much mothers matter.”
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