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24 Jun 2015

Make Mothers Matter

Written statement submitted by Make Mothers Matter

Make Mothers Matter (MMM) welcomes the opportunity to give input to the discussion on the contents of a future international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises. MMM recommends that such an instrument puts obligations on businesses with regards to conciliation between paid work and unpaid family care work, non-discrimination against mothers and more generally support for caregivers...Corporations around the world have to seriously tackle their social responsibility: people’s wellbeing is not only a matter of legislation assigned to governments. The private sector has to actively contribute and innovate to make the workplace an effective, equal-opportunity and flexible environment. It is good for the men and women employed, it is also good for businesses...