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2015/05 OPRICHTING VAN MMM Belgium

Is dit niet het mooiste geschenk voor alle mama’s
Gelukkige moederdag aan alle mama’s!

2015/06/25 The first State of World's Fathers

The first-ever State of the World’s Fathers (SOWF) report has been presented at the European Parliament under the framework of the global MenCare fatherhood campaign at a roundtable discussion organised by the S&D Group and Make Mothers Matter. This report is a landmark analysis of fatherhood that draws evidence from hundreds of studies covering all countries in the world with available data.


2015/ 06 Consultation on gender equality strategy post 2015


Make Mothers Matter has participated in the public consultation launched by the European Commission on the equality strategy between men and women post 2015.  This consultation has been a follow up to the Forum on gender equality organized in April 2015 to collect views from stakeholders on next steps on this strategy. MMM actually organized a workshop during this forum on the complete integration of maternity in the workplace demanding more flexibility for workers with young children.
We have asked the Commission to make the reconciliation between work and family life a separate priority. Also, we highlighted the urgent need to promote options for flexible working arrangements as currently there no initiative in place at EU level. For instance, the right for a worker to ask for specific working time arrangements (e.g. flexitime, telework) depending on their personal situation, and to have their request duly considered by the employer we think should be included. Flexibility was requested by the almost 12,000 European mothers who participated in our survey.

2015/05 How we can conciliation between work and family life become a reality?

During 2014, it has been our priority to identify concrete measures to promote conciliation between work and family life at EU and national level. Mothers have expressed increased worries with the challenges they face in balancing both. As part of an alliance, initiated by COFACE (the Confederations of Family organizations in the EU) MMM actively contributed to the European Reconciliation Package (ERP).


2015/05/ 06 Making Mothers Matter at the European Parliament #thelastpush

MMM took a group of mothers with babies and pregnant women to the European Parliament as part of our campaign to encourage a revision of the Maternity Leave Directive. Mothers were warmly welcomed by Maria Arena MEP (S&D, Belgium) who spoke with them on the work being done to improve the health and safety of mothers at work. Following this encounter we walked with our buggies and bellies through the Parliament and attracted the attention of the passersby to join a session of the women's rights committee where we were also applauded. A resolution was successfully adopted asking the Commission to prepare a legislative initiative to revise the maternity leave directive as an immediate alternative to be started under the Luxembourg presidency of the Council in order to improve health and safety of mothers and face demographic challenges while reducing inequalities between men and women.


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