Advocacy

HRC39 Statement – Women and Trade

This statement is submitted by Women’s Federation for World Peace International, together with Graduate Women International, Soroptimist International, International Alliance of Women, International Federation of Business and Professional Women, Pan Pacific and...

201903 HRC40 MMM – Right to Work

Oral Statement 40th session of the Human Rights Council Item 3 General Debate – Report of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on the realization of the right to work. We at Make Mothers Matter thank the OHCHR for the report on the right to work,...

Call for applicants: Consultation on the permanent forum on people of African descent

  In accordance with resolution A/RES/73/262, adopted by the General Assembly, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is organizing a one-day consultation on the permanent forum on people of African descent to be held at the United Nations in Geneva on 29 March 2019. OHCHR invites civil society representatives interested in participating […]

Advocacy Toolkit: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Let’s work together to harness the power of the 16 Days of Activism and demand an ILO convention to end gender-based violence in the world of work.  Now in its 27th year, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) will begin on 25 November and run through 10 December, Human Rights Day. To support […]

Joint Statement 39th Session of the Human Rights Council – Child Widowhood: A Neglected Gender and Human Rights Violation

A joint statement submitted to the 39th Session of the Human Rights Council by GWI, Graduate Women International with co-sponsoring NGOs in General Consultative Status to the ECOSOC, International Alliance of Women, Soroptimist International, Women’s Federation for World Peace, and Zonta International; and NGOs in Special Consultative Status to ECOSOC European Union of Women, FAWCO, […]

Making social protection work for and with mothers

Written Statement63rd Session of UN Commission on the Status of Women – #CSW63Priority theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructurefor gender equality and the empowerment of women and girlsMaking social protection work for...