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

CELEBRATING MOTHERS EVERYDAY – IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE

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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An integrated approach to childcare services from a children’s rights perspective

10.05.22

The European Commission (EC) has announced its new plan to develop a European Care Strategy expected to strengthen long-term care and early childhood education and care, as envisaged under the European pillar o

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Prioritising SDG 5 Target 5.4 to recognize the work of mothers and advance all the SDGs

09.05.22

UN New York, HLPF - In the Sustainable Development Goals, Target 5.4 calls for the recognition, reduction and redistribution of unpaid family care work, i.e. the domestic and care work done on a daily basis in

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An almost Perfect Mother – New Podcast series with Isabelle Roskam

26.04.22

We are delighted to be launching our new podcast series An almost Perfect Mother featuring Isabelle Roskam, professor of development and parenting psychology at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Isabelle spec

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