WHAT WE DO
To have unpaid caregiving conceptualized as work and valued accordingly by society (i.e. included in the census, accounted for in GDP calculations, counted in welfare rights, credited toward social security benefit calculations)
To pursue occupational goals as well as family ones (i.e. availability of good part time jobs, childcare subsidies, workweek reduction/flexibility)
To have training to upgrade or optimize her skills as well as childcare provisions to facilitate utilization of training opportunities.
To have a Mothers Center in every community – comfortable and safe community space
To have safe, affordable childcare options available to any family who needs it
To be entitled to parenting support services
To lead a life free from violence and discrimination
To have more influence/voice in the areas of maternal health, birthing practices, women’s health and research
To be entitled to information about maternal and child development
To have the information about the work of women/mothers who went before us
To value mother knowledge gained from caregiving
To acknowledge the value of maternal experience to the growth & development of the mother
To support the emotional health of pre- and post-postpartum women
Access to adequate health and mental health care before, during and after pregnancy & child birth to
ensure optimal outcomes for infant and maternal health
Mama’s Out & About
This is a collection of still images from various Mama Conversations, Play-N-Actions, partner events, town halls, summits and marches. If you can see yourself in these pictures, contact us to set up an one-on-one. We can discuss how you can get involved.
Take Action Now
We often feel policies, laws, and provisions don’t reflect the needs of moms. One in particular, “Break Time for Nursing Mothers”, concerns working mommy’s. Mothering Justice believes this protection needs to be expanded to include all breastfeeding mamas. If you agree, please show your support with our “Babies Come First Petition”. All signatures will be submitted to the U.S. Wage and Hour Division. Our hope is that this department will recognize our concern and amend this safeguard. Together we will enact change!