Mission and Vision

Make Mothers Matter (MMM), formerly know as Mouvement Mondial des Mères/World Movement 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 Bylaws 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

2019 European elections candidates : what do you suggest for mothers

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In the run-up to the upcoming elections, MMM would like, through the questionnaire below, to know your position on issues of concern to mothers and fathers in 2019.

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‘Care has no value in our economic systems’ says Sociologist Maria-Angeles Duran

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MMM nominates Awaj Founder for Peace Prize

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MMM is proud to highlight its associate member, Awaj Foundation, whose Founder and Mentor, Nazma Akter has been promoting the rights of women working in the garment factories of Bangladesh.

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Joint Open Letter to the EU Employment Council:  Congratulations, nearly there!

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MMM has joined other eight European civil society networks and organisations to issue a statement ahead of the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council on 15 March 2019 concerning the u

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IWD2019 – “What we want is for the world to be aware of how much mothers matter” – Anne-Claire de Liedekerke, President of MMM

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On the eve of International Women’s Day former BBC television presenter Shahnaz Pakravan talks with Anne-Claire de Liedekerke, President of international NGO Make Mothers Matter, about the importance of #IWD2

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UN Geneva, Human Rights Council - This is in essence, the message of MMM in its oral Statement on Women's Right to Work.

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