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 2030 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

Families play a pivotal role to accelerate the transition to a circular economy

15.05.19

On 14th May, Make Mothers Matter celebrated the International Day of Families by hosting a seminar highlighting the importance of engaging mothers and families as changemakers for sustainable development.

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Early Childhood Development – and Mothers – matter for Peace

03.05.19

Press Release - The Executive Committee of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) has appointed MMM as member of their Advisory Board. ECPC is founded on the idea that early childhood is a critical window

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Seminar on the role of families in the circular economy – 14 May 2019 EESC Brussels

15.04.19

Make Mothers Matter is organising in partnership with the European Economic and Social Committee a seminar on “the Role of Families in achieving the Circular Economy” on the occasion of the International Da

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Work-Life-Balance: Eu Parliament voted the new Directive

05.04.19

The EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family cares gained a very large majority, in the European Parliament the 4th of April 2019 (490 votes in favor, 82 against, 48 abstentions). The main aim o

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Maternity Protection and addressing the Care Gap must be part of any social protection policy that seeks to empower women

01.04.19

UN New York – This was the core message that MMM presented in a panel discussion held on the margins of the 63rd UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63).

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CSW63 key recommendations for social and maternity protection for mothers welcomed by MMM

31.03.19

UN New York – The 63rd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) concluded on Friday 22nd March by the adoption “by consensus” of its “draft agreed conclusions”.

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