To Make Mothers Matter
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.
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.
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).
MAKE MOTHERS MATTER
At the European Institutions
At the UN, UNESCO At international level
TAKE ACTIONFOR MOTHERS
Networking dag voor de gesprekleiders
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Dorian Project: Impact of obesity during pregnancy
On several policy questions