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MMM CONFERENCE ON MOTHERS AND HEALTH 7 AND 8 MARCH AT THE EESC

7th March: MOTHERS AND THEIR HEALTH

Covering maternal health (ante, peri and postnatal), the prevention of early pregnancies, AIDS, stress and burnout which often affects mothers.

8th March: MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN'S HEALTH

Addressing among others nutrition (obesity), hygiene, prevention of disease and eduction children to promote their own health.

For more information please check our Draft programme.

It is absolutely necessary to enter the premises of the EESC to bring your Passport or ID with you. Entrance will be denied otherwise. Please also provide us with your full name, passport or ID number, nationality and residence place by replying to us by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

RSVP by 25th February Here

Interpretation will be provided into English, French and Dutch

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2015/12/08 Have your say on work life balance!

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a new initiative aiming at gathering views on possible measures to help working parents or carers reconcile work and family life at EU level. Flexible working arrangements? Family related leave? Better childcare? You can participate online here as it will be opened until 17 February 2015.

Make Mothers Matter wants to include in this new initiative the "right to request": the right for workers to request the employer to adapt their working conditions. The employer is obliged to duly consider the request and any reject has to be motivated by reasons specifically listed in the law. This initiative, adopted in 2003 in the UK for parents of children under 17 or those caring for an adult, was extended in 2014 to all employees, due to its success.

2015/11 MOTHERS & OBESITY

Make Mothers Matter would like to communicate an important message regarding obesity prevention considering the 14th of November is #WorldDiabetesDay.

The results of a research conducted in the framework of a European project DORIAN showed that obesity during pregnancy has a negative impact on the health of children throughout their lives, greatly increasing the likelihood that the child develops cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease and type 2 diabetes in adulthood. In addition, significant weight gain in pregnancy associated with poor mental health of the mother, can slow fetal growth and increase mental disorders of children in adulthood.

That is why MMM, who was a partner in this project, would like to recall the importance of food choices for children and for mothers especially when pregnancy is planned. Here you will find tips for healthy diet for adults and children.

Make Mothers Matter wants to inform especially mothers because they are often the ones who are at the origin of food choices for their children. The involvement of mothers is essential in these daily choices. Establishing good eating habits is important for everyone’s health. Here is a video that MMM has made on the subject.

Let’s fight together against the epidemic of overweight and obesity that have a long-term impact on health!

MMM on acteursdesante.fr

DORIAN
 
The impact of maternal obesity
 

2015/10 News about the Directive on Maternity Leave

Here is some information about the campaign against the withdrawal of the proposal to review the Directive on Maternity Leave, where MMM played an active part. 

In July 2015, the European Commission finally decided to withdraw this proposal on maternity leave. But because of the campaign, we were able to obtain from the Commission a commitment to present  a new initiative reconciling work and family life, in 2016. 

 So, the Commission has just released a new roadmap (first step before legislating) aimed at allowing parents or workers with dependent family members to better balance care work and professional responsibilities by modernizing the existing legislative framework to better adapt it.

Make Mothers Matter wants to include in the new initiative the "right to request": a worker's right  to ask the employer to adapt their working conditions. The employer would be obliged to duly consider the request and any rejection would have to be motivated by reasons specifically listed in the law. This initiative, adopted in the UK in 2003 for parents of children under 17 or those caring for an adult, was extended in 2014 to all employees, due to its success. 
For more information: www.gov.uk/flexible-working 

MMM keeps working to better reconcile work and family life, as suggested by the 12.000 mothers who answered the survey conducted in 2011 by the European Delegation of MMM. 

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Dorian Project: Impact of obesity during pregnancy

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