Who we are

Make Mothers Matter (MMM), formerly World Movement of the Mothers, is an international  NGO with no political or religious affiliations, which was created in 1947 at UNESCO.
MMM federates member associations in about thirty countries and, through these, represents more than 6 million mothers.
MMM enjoys general consultative status with the United Nations.

Vision / Mission

Make Mothers Matter argues that mothers who are heard, supported, educated and well informed are key partners who must be consulted and actively involved in development projects and the realization of the 20130 Agenda.

MMM at a Glance

Advocacy work at international Institutions and grassroots work of the MMM network: 2 interactive and complementary activity poles.

MMM Teams and Governance

For 70 years MMM has been working mainly with volunteers, whose work and commitment have nothing to envy to those of professionals - including on its Board...

Activity Reports

Annual or bi-annual reviews of the activities of the different MMM entities - Grassroots work and advocacy in each of the 3 thematic areas.

MMM Activity Report 2015

07.03.16

This report describes all the advocacy activities performed by MMM teams at the European Institutions, the United Nations and UNESCO during 2015, as well as activities performed at the level

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MMM Activity Report 2014

01.03.15

This report describes all the activities performed by MMM teams at the European Institutions, the United Nations and UNESCO during 2014 - a year full of events and achievements.

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MMM over time

From its roots in the interwar period to the present day, 70 years of MMM history against the backdrop of feminism.

Latest News from MMM and its Network

Let’s unite in solidarity!

18.12.18

Mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers, let’s unite in solidarity! During the Holiday Season, MMM member associations are mobilised. Let’s support their actions with generosity! Happy Holidays to all!

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Viallaite: a little step… but a huge impact, or how to improve nutrition and reduce infant mortality

15.12.18

Viallaite, an association active in Cameroon, joins the MMM network. Its objective is to encourage breastfeeding and healthy nutrition, to guarantee good health for both mother and baby.

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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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Statement on the Work-life balance Directive proposal negotiations: A swift agreement is needed more than ever

03.12.18

Today, a trialogue meeting among the Council of the EU, Parliament, and Commission to reach a common text on the EU Work-Life Balance Directive proposal is taking place.

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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 still do not

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Making social protection work for and with mothers

20.11.18

UN New York , 63rd Commission on the Status of Women - MMM Statement highlights that the 2 main pillars of social protection, health and income security, are particularly relevant for mothers and their children

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