Make Mothers Matter (MMM), formerly known as Mouvement Mondial des Mères/World Movement of Mothers, is an international NGO established in 1947 at the UNESCO in Paris.
We act through advocacy, network and communication.
Our poles of action are education, health, peace and economy.
We federate an expanding network of member associations and partners active in the field around the world reaching over 10 million mothers globally.
MMM has no political or religious affiliations and can therefore transparently voice the concerns of mothers at the highest level: at the European Union, UNESCO and the United Nations where we have a general consultative status.
We believe in the power of mothers to make the world a better place.
We advocate for the recognition and support of mothers as changemakers.
We understand locally, act globally to initiate laws and policies benefiting mothers and families.
We work to:
We adhere to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Beyond the diversity of cultures and socio-economic environments, mothers have a lot in common. Our strength as an international NGO lies in bringing them together, whilst recognising their key role in education, health, economy and peace.
When mothers are heard and respected, informed and supported, they become key partners. And as partners, they must be consulted and involved in development projects, particularly those that directly impact them and their families.
Extracts from the Bylaws of Make Mothers Matter
The official theme of World AIDS Day this year was “Communities Make The Difference.” The theme recognises the vital role that communities are playing - both to prevent new HIV infections, and deliver life-
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - MMM issues a statement reiterating the urgency bringing an end to the mistreatment and violence mothers suffer in pregnancy and childbirth.