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’s associate member MATERNITY ACTION campaigns for reform of the UK Parental Leave Scheme

20.02.21

In April 2015 the Shared Parental Leave Scheme came into force in the United Kingdom. The new scheme still required that new mothers take the first two weeks of maternity leave. But  now they could exchange th

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MMM spotlights parenting and motherhood challenges in the digital era

19.02.21

UN New York, CSocD59 – MMM's oral statement at the general debate closed our series of contributions to the 59th UN Commission on Social Development

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Harnessing digital technologies for family wellbeing: our collective responsibility

14.02.21

UN New York, CSocD59 - A look back at our virtual side-event that took place on February 12th to coincide with the 59th UN Commission on Social Development

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MMM unites with its associate members against the pandemic

10.02.21

UNESCO - At the start of the global pandemic in 2020, eight NGO-UNESCO partners decided to collaborate with their grass roots associations in solidarity actions to share the voices of the most vulnerable and to

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Harnessing digital technologies for maternal health and parenting – A real bonus for family wellbeing?

31.01.21

UN New York, CSocD59 - On 12 February, join MMM’s virtual side-event during the 59th UN Commission on Social Development.

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Our member “Irish Maternity Support Network” contributes to the first national maternity experience survey

25.01.21

October 2020 saw the results of the first Irish Maternity Experience Survey, providing an important insight into women’s experiences at all stages of maternity care in Ireland - antenatal, care during labour

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