WORLDWIDE DECLARATION OF MOTHERS
“Women make a great contribution to the welfare of the family and to the
development of society, which is still not recognized or considered in its full
importance. The social significance of maternity, motherhood and the role of
parents in the family and in the upbringing of children should be acknowledged.” Paragraph 29 of the UN Beijing Platform (1995)
1. Mothers are the heart and nurturing
force of the family and society. Mothers
provide the empathy, tenderness, and resilience that a thriving society demands.
By giving life, and nurturing their children, mothers, in cooperation with
fathers, become the strength and the sustaining force of humanity. Mothers and
fathers each play vital roles in all societies.
2. Society needs stable families in
order to produce secure and happy children. Children who are raised by dedicated mothers in a stable familial
environment benefit all of society.
3. Motherhood is one of the most
important, rewarding, and exciting occupations a woman can engage in, yet motherhood is vastly underestimated, belittled,
and even disregarded in today's world. Society often discriminates against
motherhood by ignoring and rejecting its intrinsic value and irreplaceable
influence in creating and sustaining prosperous societies.
4. Women in the labour market often
experience discrimination for choosing motherhood. Mothers deserve equal opportunity, consideration, and
respect in employment.
5. Motherhood greatly benefits women. Along with a chance to experience multiple leadership,
communication, and life skills, it affords an essential feeling of completeness
that women need. A woman’s identity is enhanced when she
becomes a mother.
“Motherhood and childhood are entitled to special care and assistance”. Article 25.2 of the Universal Declaration of Human
I. Mothers and their children need to be
respected and honored as important members of society.
II. Motherhood and familial dedication demand and deserve social and political recognition.
II. Full dedication to the family must
stop being disregarded, and used as a reason to condemn mothers
into social depravity.
“The family is the basic unit of society”
(Beijing Platform 1995) and motherhood is the heart of the family. Mothers must be respected in
policy, society, and the home.