Who we are

Make Mothers Matter advocates for the recognition of mothers as changemakers. Without any political or religious affiliation we raise awareness of policy makers and public opinion of their social, cultural & economic development contributions.
We support a network of 40+ grass-roots organisations around the world to empower and defend mothers, advancing their rights and that of their children.
As committed feminists we provide a voice for mothers and a platform to address their concerns at the international level:  the European Union, UNESCO and the United Nations (General consultative status)

Vision / Mission

We believe in the power of mothers to make the world a better place. We act at international level to initiate laws and policies benefiting mothers and families.

MMM at a Glance

Our advocacy teams work in synergy with our Network of grassroots organisations around the world.

MMM Teams and Governance

For over 70 years MMM has been working predominantly with dedicated and committed volunteers – that includes our 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 2016-2017

02.05.18

This report describes all the advocacy activities performed by MMM teams at the European Institutions, the United Nations and UNESCO during 2016 and 2017, as well as activities performed at

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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 over time

From our roots in the interwar period to the present day, here is a look back at our history against the backdrop of feminism.

Latest News from MMM and its Network

Child-family separation must be prevented

02.12.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council – Ahead of the next session’s annual day on the rights of the child, MMM joined a group of Child Rights Connect members to develop a joint position paper on the rights of the

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Shouldn’t every mother have the right to social security?

28.11.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council – On the occasion of an intersessional panel discussion on ‘The right to social security in the changing world of work ‘, MMM reaffirmed the critical importance, relevance,

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Swiss women push for a wellbeing economy amongst other tangible policies on gender equality

28.11.21

Switzerland – For two extraordinary days, women took over the Parliament in Bern where they debated various women’s rights issues at a 'women's session', adopting motions to progress gender equality in Swit

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Empowering mothers to mitigate and adapt to climate change

27.10.21

UN New York / CSW – In its written statement to the 66th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), MMM brings focus on the specific impacts that climate change has on women as mothers, and

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Women’s Rights & Children’s Rights – developing synergies, minimizing tensions

12.10.21

MMM has contributed to a newly released book on this theme.

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Work, education & political participation is every afghan woman’s right

28.09.21

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - MMM reasserts the importance of every woman and girl 's economic, social and cultural rights and calls for the international community to mobilize.

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