2015_05 Make Mothers Matter Belgium to support and raise awareness about the essential role of mothers in Belgium!
Make Mothers Matter Belgium was launched on May 6th, mothers' day in Belgium. The mission of MMM Belgium is to support and raise awareness about the essential role of mothers in ensuring social, economic and cultural development in Belgium.
2015_03 MMM Panel Event at CSW59 in New York on the Reconciliation between Family and Professional Life as Key to Women's Economic Empowerment
Reconciliation between family and professional life:
key to women's economic empowerment
and a society that cares.
2015_03_Kisany: success-story in Democratic Republic of Congo
Kisany, member of Make Mothers Matter in DRC is changing the lifes of African women in great poverty:
Kisany develops its network through Europe with the help of well-known trademarks like Libeco and Sisley . This huge wave of North-South solidarity offers the East African embroiderers a new meaning to their lives. They regain day by day, stiches after stiches hope and dignity reaching over thousand people
28 families own their house, 45 women benefit from healthcare checks and access to family planning, 100 women are paid a regular wage thanks to their embroderies, 300 children are attending school.
2015_02 UN Commission for Social Development in New York - MMM Statement
53rd Session of the Commission for Social Development (CSocD53)
New York, 4-13 February 2015
Priority Theme: "Rethinking and strengthening social development in the contemporary world"
Recognizing the need to strengthen the social dimension of sustainable development, MMM submitted a written statement that calls for rethinking the issue of unpaid family care work, which is mostly performed by mothers, and the need to address its 2 interconnected challenges:
- the recognition of unpaid family care work as an economic force and a vital social link within society, and
- the establishment of policies that allow mothers to re-enter the labour market and be full actors of development within their communities, without being penalized for their unpaid family-care work.
MMM Statement (UN ref. E/CN.5/2015/NGO/32)