Mission / Vision

Make Mothers Matter (MMM), formerly Mouvement Mondial des Mères/World Mouvement of Mothers, is an international NGO which was established in 1947 at the UNESCO in Paris. MMM federates a network of associations in about 30 countries, which represents more than 6 million mothers around the world – or indirectly 20 million people. MMM is an association with no political or religious affiliations, and has a general consultative status with the United Nations.

Vision

When mothers are heard an respected, informed and supported, they become key partners. And as partners, they must be consulted and involved in development projects, especially those that directly impact them or their family.

Despite the variety of their situations, living conditions, and cultural contexts, mothers have a lot in common, including their desire of a better world for their children.

Mission

Make Mothers Matter’s objectives are:

  • To empower mothers for peace and human security;
  • To support mothers in assuming their responsibilities inside and outside the family: education, participation in the labour market, participation in social and civic life;
  • To reaffirm and get recognition from decision makers and political institutions for a mother’s role in the family, in teaching her children, and the social and economic value of her work
  • To fight all forms of violence, exclusion, exploitation, and discrimination against mothers.

(Extracts from the Statutes of Make Mothers Matter)

The Mother’s Charter

Make Mothers Matter works in accordance with the Mother’s Charter to fulfill its mission.

Extracts:

A mother’s influence goes far beyond the home – It impacts through her role in the family and community and her contribution to the economic and social development of her country.

The organisation of family and social life has to take into account the fundamental equality between a man and a woman while recognising their complementary nature. A woman must be free to choose her state of life and allowed fulfillment in all her activities in the home and outside.

Public organisations should acknowledge the importance of the education given by the family through financial support and appropriate legislation.

The role of a mother within the family is as irreplaceable as that of the family in society.

 

Latest News from MMM and its Network

INVITATION: International Conference #Mothers4Peace on 3-4 May in Casablanca, Morocco

15.03.18

Mothers at the heart of change for a culture of peace. Showcasing examples at family, community, national and international levels

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MMM joins the #WhatWomenWant campaign

11.04.18

We are happy to join the #WhatWomenWant campaign meant to hear directly from at least 1 million women & girls worldwide about how they define quality, equitable and dignified maternal and reproductive healthcar

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MMM speaker at an event in the European Parliament on work-life balance

22.03.18

The Secretary General of the EU Delegation of MMM has been speaking at an Round Table called “A business commitment for a better Work-Life Balance” on 22 March 2018 hosted by Maria Arena MEP and Agnes Jon

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MMM joins the World’s Biggest Mama Meet up

08.03.18

Make Mothers Matter, on March 8th, 2018, International Women's Day, is joining the campaign launched by Mindr and the United Nations Foundation's Global Moms Challenge.

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Every Child ALIVE Campaign

01.03.18

UN News - UNICEF launched the Every Child ALIVE campaign, an urgent appeal to fulfill the promise to keep every child alive.

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Challenges and opportunities for mothers in rural areas

13.02.18

UN New York / 62nd Commission on the Status of Women - Supporting mothers living in rural areas offers the potential for important changes in the context of the 2030 Development Agenda.

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