2014_02 52nd UN Commission on Social Development - MMM invited to share its views on unpaid care work in a UN DESA parallel event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family, a parallel event was jointly organized by the UN DESA-DSPD and the NGO Committee on the Family New York, on 14 February 2014 during the 52 Session of the UN Commision on Social Devleopment. The topic of the panel was
"Global Perspectives on Family Well-Being:
Work-Family and Intergenerational Issues Reconsidered"
and MMM President Florence von Erb was invited to share MMM perspectives on unpaid care work.
2013 November 37th General Conference of UNESCO: Make Mothers Matter's speech
2013 November : Make Mothers Matter’s Speech to the Education Commission
37th General Conference of UNESCO, November 5th to 20th
Pauline Ambrogi, Gabrielle de Milleville
The importance for girls and women to acquire education, knowledge and skills needed to cope with Information and Communication Technology (ICT) More
2013 October, OTITSARA, Madagascar
OTITSARA, an association that matches Make Mothers Matter's missions and actions...
Aliette Abraham, president of OTITSARA links the work of Make Mothers Matter at the UN with the work of OTITSARA and the realities of motherhood in Madagascar more...
2013_09 24th Session of the Human Rights Council,Geneva: MMM raises Mothers' unpaid care work issue with a side event on "Unpaid care work, women’s rights and poverty: making the connection"
Jointly organized by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty, MMM & Association Points Coeur
Sponsored by the permanent Missions of Chile, Finland, France and Uruguay in Geneva,
as well as the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, Geneva.
Building on the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty,the ILO, UNRISD, OHCHR, as well as the experience of Make Mothers Matter International in this area, the event presented arguments for consideration of unpaid care work as a major human rights issue, and proposed strategies for the better recognition, reduction and redistribution of unpaid care work, as an important step towards the better realization of women’s human rights and their fight against poverty.
- Magdalena Sepúlveda - UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty & human rights
- Jane Hodges - Director, Bureau for Gender Equality, International Labor Organization (ILO)
- Sarah Cook - Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
- Christian Courtis - Human Rights and Economic and Social Issues Section, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
- Valérie Bichelmeier - UN Representative, Make Mothers Matter International (MMMI)
Moderator: Her Excellency Ms Päivi Kairamo, Ambassador of Finland
2013, June : Make Mothers Matter conference during Annual General Meeting in Brussels
MMM’ S WORK FOR MOTHERS IN EUROPE AND WORLDWIDE
A woman is like a tea bag; she does not know her own strength until she is dropped into hot water.( Eleanor Roosvelt)
Many MMM members and friends gathering at the Annual General Meeting last June in Brussels challenged this approach of Eleanore Roosevelt’s quote through their presentations at the conference organized by Make Mothers Matter during its Annual General Meeting
What happens when mothers take the plunge?
Madi Sharma, member of the EESC - consultant in the fields of entrepreneurship, education, corporate social responsibility, gender equality, diversity and social inclusion
Find out about their work with European instances and at the United Nations to give mothers a voice and make mothers matter. Read about their many grassroots activities to help mothers develop their strengths within and outside Europe: France, Great Britain, Belgium, Sweden, Zambia, Columbia and other countries.