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

21 September 2018 International Day of Peace – Parents have a key role to play for world Peace!

18.09.18

Press Release - Mothers are at the heart of a culture of peace. Together with fathers, they are the primary caregivers and educators of children, and they can contribute to the prevention of conflicts and susta

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Portrait of a (working) mother

01.09.18

UN Geneva - MMM is delighted to support a photo exhibition illustrating mothers' challenges and choices (or lack of it) in combining professional work and family.

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Mothers’ Rights are Human Rights – MMM at the 38th Human Rights Council

07.07.18

UN Geneva / HRC - Through oral Statements, MMM brought the perspective of mothers to the discussions on several issues, including the return of migrants to their home country, engaging men and boys for Gender e

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Human Rights Council Room - HRC38

Empowered mothers can provide the nurturing care which is so important for Early Childhood Development

07.06.18

UN Geneva - In a written Statement ahead of the Human Rights Council, MMM draws attention to the challenges faced by mothers in ensuring the necessary nurturing and caring environment during the critical first

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International Conference #Mothers4Peace – Report, presentations and resources

07.06.18

Mothers are at the heart of change for a culture of peace - at family, community, national and international levels.

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ILO’s push for gender equality at work is welcome but will require action beyond Labour sector

04.06.18

UN Geneva / International Labour Conference - MMM oral intervention commends the International Labour's Organisation's Women at Work Initiative and its new "push for equality". It also reaffirms the urgent need

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