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

Our member in Romania acts for Ukraine mothers & children

21.06.22

The ongoing conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the mental and physical health of mothers and their children, on both those who have fled and those who have sta

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Racism surrounding childbirth

18.06.22

UN Geneva - On the occasion of a consultation on Racism and the Right to Health, MMM denounces the systemic racism against mothers in childbirth, prevalent in developed countries, with two key indicators: women

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Unpaid care work and motherhood: MMM calls on ILO to change employment approach

30.05.22

International Labour conference, Geneva – To redress the economic injustice suffered by many mothers as a result of their caring responsibilities, MMM has called for a new approach to employment: a human-cent

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MMM contributes to EU Care Strategy

18.05.22

In these unprecedented times, when Europe is navigating a global pandemic, when political tensions are boiling over threatening to destabilize the global order, it is vital to reflect on the people who hold the

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Mothers’ Mental Load: The Unpaid (and Unrecognized) Cognitive and Emotional Labour

15.05.22

MMM is delighted to publish a report written by Emma Levrau, a student in Global Health and Social Justice (Master of Science) at Kings College London on the unpaid and invisible cognitive and emotional work th

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MMM connects gender pension gap and mothers’ ability to receive long term care in old age

11.05.22

Our contribution to the EU Commission's Call for evidence: “Access to affordable and high-quality long-term care” The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen the European care economy. To e

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