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

MMM joins KISANY in celebrating Mothers the whole month of May

06.05.21

We are excited to partner with the KISANY family this May as many parts of the world celebrate Mother’s Day.

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Riseup-PPD statement for World Maternal Mental Health Day

06.05.21

The World Maternal Mental Health Day (MMH Day) 2021 is aimed at raising awareness surrounding maternal mental health issues worldwide.

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Revisiting SDG 8 with a “Care lens”

26.04.21

UN New York - In our written Statement to the 2021 High Level Political Forum, we revisit SDG 8, which will be reviewed this year. We argue that “Work” must be redefined as a holistic concept, where both pa

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MMS mission supports midwives saving lives

22.04.21

Mothers and Midwives Support (MMS), an MMM associate member, has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the island of Idjwi for over three years to support economic development, train midwives, and

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The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan: steady progress for unpaid care work

14.04.21

The pandemic has shed light on the most valuable, yet invisible and undervalued work: care work. Without it, our societies would grind to a halt. It is carers all over the world who have been at the forefront o

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Mothers are more likely to be at risk of poverty in old age

04.04.21

UN Geneva - In its response to the Human Rights of Older Women consultation, MMM identifies the inequitable M-F division of unpaid family caregiving duties as a root cause of the M-F pension gap.

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