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 20130 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

Statement on the Work-life balance Directive proposal negotiations: A swift agreement is needed more than ever

03.12.18

Today, a trialogue meeting among the Council of the EU, Parliament, and Commission to reach a common text on the EU Work-Life Balance Directive proposal is taking place.

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civil society joint statement: time to stop obstetric violence

25.11.18

On this day, we would like to spotlight the need to promote respectful maternity care and the involvement of women and women’s groups in decisions concerning childbirth policies and practices in full complia

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Making social protection work for and with mothers

20.11.18

UN New York , 63rd Commission on the Status of Women - MMM Statement highlights that the 2 main pillars of social protection, health and income security, are particularly relevant for mothers and their children

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Civil society joint statement: What voters want from the EU Work-life balance directive

05.11.18

In half a year, European citizens will be called to vote for a new European Parliament and give an indication on whether they are satisfied with the current leadership or wish to change it. Leaders and parties

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MMM defends women’s participation in the conduct of public affairs

01.11.18

UN Geneva, Human Rights Council 39th Session - Mothers are directly concerned by many human rights issues. Through its statements, MMM makes their voices heard and highlights their contributions - especially in

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Advocating for family needs in the Work-life balance EU directive proposal

31.10.18

Since the European Commission published a proposal of EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family carers in April 2017, MMM has been actively following the legislative process and engaging with pol

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